9. There are 37 Miles of Library Stacks Underneath Bryant Park

New York Public Library Stacks Cross Section Illustration-Bryant Park-Steven A Schwarzman Building-Image: Bryant Park Photo Collection

The stacks of the New York Public Library at Bryant Park contain 125 miles of shelving, 88 miles in the seven stack floors of Humanities & Social Science Library and 37 miles in the two-level stack extension under Bryant Park. These self-supporting steel stacks also function as structural elements of the building, buttressing the floor of Rose Reading Room.

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