TIME LAPSE : THOUSANDS OF BOOKS RE SHELVED IN LESS THAN 3...

TIME LAPSE : THOUSANDS OF BOOKS RE SHELVED IN LESS THAN 3 MINUTES

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In preparation for the reopening of the Rose Main Reading Room, watch 52,000 books being shelved…in just two minutes
The New York Public Library (NYPL) reopened on 5th October the Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room after a head-to-toe renovation.

The 1911 rooms on the third floor of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (main library) on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street were closed to the public for a two-year. During this time was spent $12 million for renovations that recreated the 27-by-33-foot James Wall Finn mural on the ceiling of the public catalogue room; restored the Rose Room’s chandeliers; replicated the fallen rosette that started it all; and reinforced its 900 siblings in the two rooms. The rooms reopened to the public on October 5..

Here is the stunning time lapse video:

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