Building of the Day: Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College
Oct 26, 2016
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2016-10-26 12:00:002016-10-26 13:00:00America/New_YorkBuilding of the Day: Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community CollegeThe Gould Memorial Library and Hall of Fame are Beaux Arts L
Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College 2155 University Avenue Bronx NY 10453
Oct 26, 2016
Wednesday, 10/26, 12pm - 1pm
Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College
The Gould Memorial Library and Hall of Fame are Beaux Arts Landmarks designed by the great Stanford White in 1899 and 1901. At the time, these structures were part of the uptown campus for New York University, which is now Bronx Community College.
The library and Hall of Fame were designated City Landmarks in 1966, with the library interior following in 1981. This monumental space is richly detailed in marble, stone, mosaic, wood and bronze, with Tiffany glass highlights. It features a rotunda with Greek sculptures and a coffered dome.
The Hall of Fame is part of a colonnade surrounding the library. The open terrace with Guastavino vaults and tile roof contains the busts of noted scientists, writers, politicians and many other important American figures.
Architect: Stanford White (1899)
Tour Guide: Lisa Easton, Partner, Easton Architect LLP
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