Big Apple

New York's Grand Central Terminal

You know the saying, "It's like Grand Central Station..."?  This is where it comes from.  There were a lot of people there the day we went inside.  The place was 'infested'!  But, what a building. Architectural photographers would really love shooting here.  Well, any photographer really.  It is quite something to see and a must-visit when you are in New York City.  At least in my opinion.

I figured that Grand Central Station deserved a blog post all its own.  After all, it is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions.  In my research, I noticed this landmark has been defined a little bit differently over the years.  When first opened in October 1871, it was known as Grand Central Depot.  After renovations and expansion in 1901, it became known as Grand Central Station.  When that original building was razed and a new one constructed in 1913, it took on the current moniker of Grand Central Terminal.   

Grand Central Terminal has quite a storied history.  Much more than I'll go into here.  Original construction was in 1871, subsequent renovation and expansion in 1901, complete dismantling from 1903 to 1913, construction of a new terminal in 1913, threats of being replaced by another skyscraper during the financial hardships of the 1970s, and renovations and rejuvenation into what it is today.  It has stood the test of time.  It is widely recognized as an engineering marvel. It is huge.  Covering 48 acres, it has 44 platforms.  More than any other railroad station in the world.  

Like I said, you'll just have to go there.  Here are a few images to look at for now.  Wish I would have taken more of the interior.  Maybe I'll have to go back!