Civic buildings play a major role in the creative nature of the city. Major civic buildings establish landmarks and create an identity for the community. Due to this, civic buildings should be built in highly visible locations, confirming their relevance. Private buildings should generally contain some form of architectural continuity, creating a unified atmosphere without appearing too similar. Civic buildings, on the other hand, should be used as an opportunity to define the city and create a sense of place. Consider the immediately identifiable New York Library, which not only serves millions but is a clear New York landmark, of great significance to the community.