This building was really cool, but I could not get a shot of the top from where we were sitting. I found this really great picture on Flickr from Anomalous_A:
It may just be my new favorite building in New York City. It is the American Standard Building on 40th Street, now housing the New Community College at CUNY.
Bryant Park was first named for the reservoir that used to be where the library is now. It was originally called Reservoir Square. In 1899, it was Renamed Bryant Park for William Cullen Bryant, and in 1899 the reservoir was removed and the New York Public Library began construction. The park was re-designed as part of a Great Depression public works project.
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