Grand Central Terminal Turns 108 on February 2, 2021

 

 

Grand Central Terminal turns 108!

Grand Central Terminal is a major destination when visiting New York, and a welcome historic site for all who move through it every day. Some points of interest ~ The ceiling in the main concourse featuring 12 constellations painted in gold leaf plus 2,500 stars ~ Information Booth Clock, the crown jewel of Grand Central ~ Whispering Gallery in the low, Guastavino ceramic arches ~ Grand Central market including a wonderful gift section at Eli Zabar’s ~ The Tiffany Clock at the Park Avenue Viaduct ~ The Campbell Bar with its 25-foot hand painted ceilings, grand stone fireplace, and century-old leaded glass window with original millwork ~ Oak leaf and acorn finishes, symbols of the Vanderbilt family ~ Vanderbilts symbol of the age of electricity, exposed light bulbs still on view + more.

 

Drawing of the final design of Grand Central Terminal, ca. 1910 by Warren & Wetmore and Reed & Stem, Courtesy of the New York Transit Museum. Image taken by AFineLyne at Grand Central Terminal.

Take a look at Grand By Design: A History of Grand Central Terminal, presented and curated by New York Transit Museum.

Grand Central Terminal will turn 108 on February 2, 2021! Follow special birthday events on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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