to "On the Road"
New York · April 2008
The Public Library
"If one ascends to the third floor one finally encounters some old-fashioned grandeur in the
large hall that is the vestibule for the Main Reading Room's catalogue room. This "Landing Hall,"
shown above, is quite ornate, with stucco, according to Reed, painted to look like rich woods,
and murals on printing themes by Edward Lanning in large arched panels. The murals were
painted as part of the Works Progress Administration Project between 1932 and 1942 and are
colorful, but uninspired and Lanning is not a major artist." Quoted from The Midtown Book.
The Spring Street Subway
Allen, John, Graham; Bryant Park on a gray day