New York Public Library's Rose Reading Room Set to Reopen to Public After Two Year 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 NYPL recently announced that the $12 million renovation project is nearly completed, and that the room will reopen to the public on October 5th, 2016. Along with the announcement, the library also shared new photos of the renovation, some with the construction scaffolding removed.

The New York Public Library is celebrating the re-opening with a free exhibition of these and many more photographs at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. “Preserving a Masterpiece: From Soaring Ceilings to Subterranean Storage” will be on view until October 9th, and will also include historic photos from the construction of the building and its early years, as well as two decorative plaster rosettes from the Rose Main Reading Room ceiling.

via 6sqft

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