Astonishing Photos of New York Public Library's Empty Rose Reading Room During Renovation

The famous Rose Reading Room in the New York Public Library's flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building has been undergoing a massive repair and restoration project since 2014.

The library recently shared some incredible photographs snapped by Jonathan Blanc of the empty-except-construction-materials Rose Reading Room.

"The historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Catalog Room will reopen to the public by late fall 2016—several months ahead of the prior schedule. A thorough inspection found that the ceiling is in good condition. Still, the Library has decided to reinforce all large and medium sized rosettes on the ceiling with steel cables."

After an original estimate of 2017, the NYPL expects to re-open the Rose Reading Room to the public in Fall 2016.

via Gothamist

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