26 foot tall "Read" installation outside the NYC public library. It was sculpted out of Dr. Seuss books, all of which were donated to New York City schools and libraries after the installation came down.
New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue: Did you know that the marble lions flanking the steps have names? The southern lion (to the left when facing the arches) is called Patience. The northern lion on the right is Fortitude.
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images. What great potential for art projects! Many other public, high-quality images come to mind, like NASA pictures or FSA photographs.
A beautiful fish-eye lens view of the spacious reading room in the New York Public Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - WiFi access is spotty due to high usage rates, but the atmosphere is amazing.