[PHOTOS] Daily RFT Finally Gets to See Refurbished Central Library for Ourselves
The very best part of the restored library, though, might be the ceilings.
Entry hall. All the portraits on the ceiling are of important figures in the history of book publishing. This is Aldus Manutius, who invented the portable book.
The Fine Arts Room, after Michelangelo. During the restoration, local artists repainted it by hand.
The Social Science Room. Also repainted by hand.
Business, Government and Law Room ("BGL," pronounced Beagle), modeled after the Laurentian Library in Florence.
The Center for the Reader. All quotes were suggested by St. Louis readers, as were the book and movie titles engraved on the steel canopy over the Locust Street entrance.