Lunch View: Main Library
I took this on the way back from lunch today. Despite what you saw in The Day After Tomorrow, the Beaux-Arts Main Library doesn't have revolving doors, nor does it face south. The famous lions out front were named "Patience" and "Fortitude" by Mayor LaGuardia in the 1930's, as that's what he thought New Yorkers would need to get through the Depression. However, I'm told real New Yorkers call the lions Uptown and Downtown. That's Downtown in the picture.