The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #58
Brooklyn Public Library
Architect: Githens & Keally
Style: Art Deco
Intended to abstract the image of a book standing open, the delicious gold leaf-crusted entrance of the central library perfectly complements the geometry of the streets that radiate from Grand Army Plaza. As the Art Deco period was waning, giving way to modernism and later the International Style, the library feels like a last hurrah for the decade it left behind.
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