Grand Central Terminal
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About Grand Central Terminal, New York City
Grand Central Terminal has been described as “The World's Loveliest Station”, which is mostly visited for its amazing architecture and great historic significance! It is a grand Beaux-Arts building which serves as a transportation hub connecting train, metro, car and pedestrian traffic in an efficient way. Every day, some 750,000 people travel through Grand Central. It remains the largest train station in the world, by number of platforms (44).
Grand Central's oldest continually operating business is the Oyster Bar, which opened in 1913 with the terminal. The other recognizable clock, atop the information booth at the center of the hall, has four clock faces made completely of opal. It's valued between $10-$20 million worth Look up. The zodiac mural on the roof of the main hall depicts "the Mediterranean sky during the October to March zodiac," featuring 2,500 stars. This loveliest Grand Central Terminal New York tourist attraction added in the New York City Itinerary 5 Day.
Grand Central Terminal Information
- One of the three major transportation hubs.
- Don’t miss out the Vanderbilt Hal.
- Great place to meet up with friends.
- Don't forget to look up at the ceiling.
- Avoid visiting at rush hours.
How To Get To Grand Central Terminal by Public Transport
- St. Penn Station.
- Nearest Subways: 4/5/6, 7
- S (42nd Street Shuttle) to Grand Central
Restaurants Near Grand Central Terminal
- Oyster Bar and Restaurant
- The Manthattan Chilli Co – Traditional American Food
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Address: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Ticket Price: 5 USD
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 05:30 am - 11:59 pm Details
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I normally get off the train at Grand Central Station but I've never bothered to go upstairs where the real beauty is until today. So I decided to go upstairs into this large beautiful room filled with conversations from people of all walks of life. Inside Grand Central are many stores and a great dining area which offers good food. P.S If you're looking for the restrooms they are downstairs in the dining area. In the large room upstairs you should look up at the ceiling and you'll see the constellations and if you look up at the windows across the room (Depending on what time of the day it is) You'll see beautiful rays of sunshine coming through the windows and it just makes the room look so magical! I felt like I was in a 1940's film, so classic and lovely! The architecture of this building is amazing and it has a historical look and feel to it. I was definetly in complete awe of this place and will definitely return to see this beautiful building once again.
Impressive, super cool architecture and Iconic...!! Its located on the corner of 42nd Street and Park Ave and has 60+ tracks for trains. Everything about it is on a grand scale. Grand Central covers 48 acres and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. The ceiling in the main concourse is absolutely stunning. The circular Information Booth is a famous meeting place. Thousands of people go through Grand Central Terminal every day on their way to or from somewhere, but not everyone realizes how fascinating the history behind Grand Central terminal is. It’s really nice standing in the main hall and soaking in the experience. Its more than a train station. I have read somewhere; more than 700,000 people go in and out of Grand Central Terminal every day and It's pretty clean considering the amount of people overwhelming it every day GCT also houses some fine eating and drinking establishments - sit down and take out, fancy pants and casual - along with all sorts of stores that carry gifts, clothes, shoes, pastries, jewelry, scarfs, a pharmacy - anything you need to buy, you can probably find here. In Holidays, lots of activities going around. Gorgeous.!!! . If you are ever in NYC, come here to see one of the most popular train terminals in the world!
Iconic! Always love passing through but no doubt could be a destination all to itself. From people watching to exhibits to a huge variety of great eats it never loses its appeal! Also on the lower level is a group that provides assistance to the homeless. Seek them out and ask how to support their mission.
It's Grand Central and worth spending an hour or two exploring. They have a farmers market hall with great baked goods, local meat and fruit. The people watching here is unbeatable. Try to find the black patch on the ceiling. It was left untouched from the restoration, and it shows you how dirty the ceiling used to be when the allowed smoking in the terminal for all those years, it was literally black.
This Grand public space from another age is eternal. Great place to visit and contemplate the millions and millions of passengers coming and going throughout their travels through the years. Apple store and restaurant also just off the great atrium.
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