New York Public Library

I knew I had to go to the New York Public Library when I watched Sex and the City movie. It looked grand on the screen, and it's even more majestic in person. It is reminiscent of a museum than a city library, with concrete columns and hallowed halls and stairwells, art and pictures adorning the walls...and ceilings! Not the Sistine Chapel, but remarkable nonetheless. How could I possibly concentrate with such amazing-ness (and chatter) around me?