by Nigel Keningston

Once home to the oldest department store in America, Arnold, Constable & Co., the newly renovated New York Public Library is a bibliophile dream.  

Catty corner to the famous beaux-art New York Public Library building also on Fifth Avenue, this annex location has been under development for almost a decade.   Nature light now consumes the eight-story building which bounces off the modern design and reimaged open spaces including the new rooftop terrace.  A capacity of almost 400,000 periodicals and multimedia are seamlessly nestled throughout each floor allowing visitors to relish in the new architectural changes.   

The branch is now known / renamed The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library after partially funded by the late Greek shipping tycoon.

Images @Max Touley