|LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, DC.|
KEEP US BUSY—Here’s a book list for the New Year.
Happy New Year, Everyone!
Since mid-month when I first read the NYT list, NPR
has added its “good reads” roster.
Interesting how the lists vary.
National Public Radio has offered its list of top
Thank you, Sydney Moore for bringing this NY Times article to our attention
From the Top: Vatican Library; Harvard University; Hearst Castle; New York Public Library; Library of Parliament, London; Russian State Library, Moscow; United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, New York; St. Louis Central Library; Stockholm Public Library and San Diego Public Library.
|Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library. Architect: Domenico Fontana, circa 1587.|
|Harvard University Library is the 3rd largest library in U.S. by number of books. |
Library of Congress and Boston Public Library are Nos. 1 and 2.
|Library at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. Architect: Julia Morgan. Built 1919.|
|New York Public Library opened in 1911. Based on the designs of Library Director John Shaw Billings|
|Parliament's House of Commons Library, Palace of City of Westminister, London;|
Rebuilt by Sir Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin, Circa 1852
|Fourth largest in the world, the Russian State Library in Moscow was founded in 1862; |
new wing above added in the middle 1920s.
|United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library, first floor Main Reading Room, New York City, photographed in 1962.|
|City of St. Louis Central Library, built in 1901 in beaux arts style funded by Andrew Carnegie |
|Main Rotunda of the Stockholm City Library|
|New San Diego Central Library completed 2013, Rob Wellington Quigley, architect|
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