The above linked article shows illustrations of the outside of several international libraries. They only show a drawing, and only of the outside. The real thing is much better, I’m sure. I have seen the NY public library recently, and the inside was almost as amazing as the outside. The lions were missing when I was there, because they were being repaired.
I’d love to visit the other libraries, too. The illustrations are beautiful, so I can’t even imagine how beautiful the real thing is.