[WATCH] Discover Hidden Architectural Secrets Inside New York Public Library's Main Midtown Branch

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—better known as the New York Public Library's Main Branch—is one of New York City's most iconic buildings. Located on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, the library opened to great fanfare in 1911, under the recently consolidated city-wide library system. In this comprehensive tour from Architectural Digest, learn all about the building's design, and the hidden details and designs that make it special.

Noted historians serve as your personal audio guide through a virtual walking tour of the New York Public Library. Find out about hidden details of the famed NYC building as these expert reveal the history behind the Winnie the Pooh toys, the Rose Main Reading Room, the iconic lion statues Patience and Fortitude, the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, the Milstein Division, the map collection, the book train and more.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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