Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University - America
Another entry for Yale, this library is the largest on campus. Opened in 1930, the architect of Sterling Library intended the building to be a cathedral of learning, probably over-succeeding in his brief. In overblown Gothic style, it has more than 3,000 decorated windows, seven stories of reading rooms and offices, and 15 floors of book stacks. The office reception desk was modelled upon an altar.