Category: Architecture

Patience and Fortitude

The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude

Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world since the Library was dedicated on May 23, 1911.