The Grand Central Terminal - New York City

posted Sep 9, 2011, 1:28 AM by Prashant Bhattacharji   [ updated Sep 9, 2011, 2:41 AM ]
Grand Central Terminus New York
Grand Central - Exterior
Grand Central - Inside the terminal
Inside the Terminal

The Grand Central Terminal - New York City

( Clicked in April 2008 )

A historic railway terminal in Manhattan and started operations in 1913. It is the largest railway station in the world with 44 railway platforms and more than sixty railway tracks along them, occupying approximately 50 acres. The tracks are divided into two levels, both of which are below the ground. As per Wikipedia, these are the destinations served. When the terminal first started functioning, it was for long distance railway travel, but now it serves regional and commuter trains.
The terminal serves commuters traveling on the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in New York State, and Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

Some photographs clicked inside and outside the station - the statues and clock at the entrance, the exteriors and interiors - the main concourse, ticketing area and the railway platforms. Some of the ones clicked inside are a bit blurred and unclear but might still interest someone. What makes the building so interesting is the old style architecture, full of curves and domes. There are a lot of sculpted masterpieces and other works of art inside the station.
The station is very close to the 9/11 site where the former World Trade Center stood.

Inside the Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal - Platforms