See the famed building at new heights.

A drone quadcopter armed with a GoPro camera and an iPhone 5S flew inside the New York Public Library's main branch recently. It captured some majestic footage.

This was a collaboration between design researcher Nate Bolt and NYPL Labs, an in-house team dedicated to digital experiments at the nearly 120-year-old establishment.

Bolt made sure to note: no books were harmed in the process.

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