New York Library Site Was Once A Giant Storage Tank

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New York Public Library - Main Branch
476 5th Avenue Stephen Schwarzman Building, 42nd and 5th
New York, NY 10018
United States
40° 45' 13.7304" N, 73° 59' 1.3668" W

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The Croton Distributing Reservoir was here in the 19th century. It stored 20 million gallons of water, had 50-foot-tall walls and was essentially a four-acre lake. This information is from the New York Times, 9/15/13, at Metro. p. 2, where it says "Evidence of the old reservoir's stone-work can still be seen beside the stairs in the South Court of the library."

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plaquemaster
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 21:02

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