Thursday, September 29, 2011

Grand Central Terminal @ New York

Located at the intersection of 42nd Street and Park Avenue of Manhattan, New York. It is the largest train station in the world by the number of platform:44. The Main Concourse is the center of Grand Central. The space is cavernous – 275 ft (84 m) long, 120 ft (37 m) wide and 125 ft (38 m) high[8] – and usually filled with bustling crowds. The view of the main concourse is amazing. Besides subway, this terminal also provide train service to other cities in United States via Amtrak. If you interested about the history on this Grand Central Terminal, there is a free walking tour every friday at 12.30pm. The assembly point is sculpture court at 120 Park Avenue, located at the southwest corner of East 42nd Street and Park Avenue directly across from Grand Central Terminal. I missed this free walking tour though.

Entrance into Grand Central Terminal.

Outside the station, the clock in front of the Grand Central facade facing 42nd Street contains the world's largest example of Tiffany glass and is surrounded by sculptures carved by the John Donnelly Company of Minerva, Hercules, and Mercury and designed by French sculptor Jules-Felix Coutan.

The clock at night.

Modern city but New York still maintain their main train station which is full of history.

This is one of the main attraction in New York. Unique old large windows.

Beautiful main concourse.

Grand Central subway. It serves a 4,5,6,6X,7,7X and S trains.

American flag in Grand Central Terminal.

Me in Grand Central terminal.

89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue,
New York City, NY 10017.


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