New York Public Library, Rose Reading Room

New York, NY

The New York Public Library (Carrere & Hastings, 1898-1911) is a city landmark and perhaps the greatest masterpiece of Beaux Arts-style architecture in the United States. The Rose Reading Room is the key symbolic space of the library, about the size of a football field and comparable to the great European libraries. EverGreene replicated the badly damaged ceiling sky murals, conserved and restored the ornate plaster ceiling, conserved and cleaned the decorative painting, gilding, and glazing, applied faux bois to the beamed ceiling, and cleaned and restored the Caen stone walls.

Architect: Davis Brody Bond LLP