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N 29 B 4.7K C 1 E Feb 10, 2016 F Feb 10, 2016
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"The Grand Hall/Garden Courtyard (Atrium)"
Providence Public Library
Providence, Rhode Island
February 10th, 2016

I got to spend some time in this gorgeous Providence Public Library and tried shooting some panoramas inside the Grand Hall.

Some history on this section of the library:

"Initially the location of the Library circulation desk and 'Delivery/Receiving Room,' today's stately marble-paved Grand Hall is the Library's magnificent centerpiece space just off the formal grand Washington Street entrance.
The present-day Atrium with "sweetheart" staircase to the lower level Garden Courtyard was created during the Library's 1988 renovation. From that time through 2004, the Grand Hall was home once again to the main circulation desk. Prior, the circulation desk was located in the newer 'Empire Street' building added in 1954 and that is where it is located today.

The Hall’s original clerestory windows and skylights create a dramatic light-filled space. With the addition of the '50s building, the clerestory windows on the north side were removed. With the 'Opening Doors' restoration, the inside windows above the atrium were restored and treated to recreate the original hall's window-lined architecture.
The Grand Hall is now home to the Library's Steinway Grand Piano Model B, a gift in 1953 in memory of Library Trustee Frederick C. Freeman donated by Mrs. Freeman. The piano had resided in the 3rd floor Auditorium.

The Hall’s original clerestory windows and skylights create a dramatic light-filled space. With the addition of the '50s building, the clerestory windows on the north side were removed. With the 'Opening Doors' restoration, the inside windows above the atrium were restored and treated to recreate the original hall's window-lined architecture.

The Grand Hall is now home to the Library's Steinway Grand Piano Model B, a gift in 1953 in memory of Library Trustee Frederick C. Freeman donated by Mrs. Freeman. The piano had resided in the 3rd floor Auditorium."

Many more shots to follow. Stay tuned.

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N 16 B 2.7K C 3 E Feb 10, 2016 F Feb 17, 2016
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Panorama inside the library's 1900 building.

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