Hall of Fame for Great Americans & Gould Memorial Library,
Bronx Community College
*The reason why this looks like it's straight out of Italy or Greece is because the library's design was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome:
Btw, the motto "Perstare et Praestare" (found on the floors of the Hall of Fame colonnade) means "To prepare and to excel" in Latin (literally: to withstand and to stand before). It's also the motto of New York University, since the work was commissioned in 1900 by NYU's chancellor as part of an undergraduate college of the university. The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is open to the public daily and free of charge from 10am to 5pm. The Gould Library/Hall of Fame are also one of the 350 sites open to the public (for free) in this year's Open House NY Weekend (Oct 4th & 5th).