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Impossible Sightseeing, Part One: New York City

Art John Wray
Illustrations by Matt Dojny

Impossible Sightseeing, Part One: New York City

Impossible Sightseeing, Part One: New York City

Impossible Sightseeing, Part One: New York City

Impossible Sightseeing, Part One: New York City

Impossible Sightseeing, Part One: New York City

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In the early 1980s, faced with rapidly dwindling shelf space in their seven tiers of stacks, the New York Public Library at Forty-Second Street—the one with the lions—prevailed upon the city to fund the construction of a gargantuan book storage annex thirty feet under the grass and London plane trees of Bryant Park.
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