Grand Central Terminal - the largest station in the world
• Grand Central Terminal - the largest station in the world
Grand Central Terminal (Grand Central Terminal) - is the oldest and most famous station of the American metropolis. By the number of platforms (44) and means (67), he is superior to any other station in the world.
Grand Central Terminal has a unique and incredibly beautiful architecture, but because of the frequent shootings in films this place has become almost a cult. February 2, 2013 the station was exactly 100 years.
It was the first station of the old New York. The first station building was constructed in 1871, but then rebuilt several times. In the photo: the construction work in 1908.
Construction work in 1908.
May 10, 1912. Before the opening of the new building of the station is a few months.
The transition to the metro, 1912.
The restaurant at Grand Central Station in New York. 1912.
Left - access to the subway and on the street, 1912.
In New York, workers also like to have some fun. Sculpture at the station.
February 1, 1913 opened a new building of the Central Station, the construction of which took nearly ten years.
Grand Central Terminal, 1919. Located in Midtown Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Park Avenue.
The crowd at the train station looking at the screen, as the aircraft Junkers W 33 Bremen flew non-stop across the North Atlantic from east to west.
At that time, Grand Central Terminal prospered: in 1947 it passed through about 65 million people a year.
Grand Central Terminal, 1941.
At the station. Light breaks through the huge windows.
Passengers, May 23, 1946.
Grand Central Terminal, 1954.
The waiting room during mass power outages, November 9, 1965.
A passenger train from New York to Chicago. It operated from 1902 until 1967.
In the second half of the 20th century, the number of railway transport has decreased dramatically, and Grand Central Terminal was in decline. Several times he was threatened with demolition. January 9, 1968.
At the station. Delay of trains due to fire, November 25, 1987.
People arriving at the station, January 11, 1996. Something like the Moscow metro during rush hour.
Entrance to Grand Central Terminal, October 22, 2003.
In the 1990s, it has been a large-scale restoration of Grand Central Terminal. Station has two levels. At the top level is 41 and the path 26 at the lower tract. The waiting room is designed in a luxurious style with arched windows and columns, reminiscent of the vaulted temple.
Everyone knows the foyer of the station waiting room with huge vaulted ceilings and a clock in the center. Their cost Sotheby's and Christie's estimate of $ 10 to $ 20 million.
constellations depicted on the ceiling of the station of the Zodiac; depicted in the mirror, like looking looks from the other side of the sky.
These chandeliers were established 100 years ago. In each of them is 110 bulbs.
Outside the best views of the Grand Central Terminal opened to the south of Park Avenue. Watches with a diameter of more than 4 meters are the largest example of Tiffany products company. Above them is a group of sculptures (by the way, the world's largest at the time of opening) titled "Transport". March 29, 2012.
Take a look out of the clock face, January 31, 2013.
on Park Avenue View of hours, January 25, 2013.
So look inside Tiffany clock, January 25, 2013
In the Guinness Book of Records Grand Central Terminal is listed as the biggest station of the world - from the territories in 19 acres and hundreds of tracks.
In the photo: the skyscraper Chrysler Building and the Statue of Mercury, towering over Tiffany watches, January 31, 2013.
"The Central Station represents everything that is New York. He's big, it's loud, functional, full of people, noisy, but it has another quality of New York, which we often forget: it is - beautiful. "