See the best of the Big Apple on this half-day tour of the city. Visit the top of the Empire State B...
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With its magnitude, class and urban efficiency, The Grand Central Terminal topples other major transport zones, symbolizing the unparalleled accomplishment and economic might of the Big Apple.
Built and owned by railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, the Grand Central Terminal stands as one of the most striking symbols of the city with its soaring main concourse, its 44 platforms, and its posh dining zone for the bustling crowds. The present station traces its beginnings to 1913, and many people are still very much fond of calling it "Grand Central Station." Situated in midtown Manhattan, this terminal serves Metro-North Railroad commuters bound for Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties (New York State), and Fairfield and New Haven counties (Connecticut). Be especially enthralled by the Main Concourse, a cavernous pedestrian area known for its unusual, high-vaulted ceiling and the unmistakable opal-made clock faces estimated at $10-$20-M each. A clock in front of Grand Central façade is a separate wonder: Tiffany glass that is the largest in the world, along with sculpted masterpieces of classical gods Minerva, Hercules, and Mercury. But you are not bound to be a mere transient once you set foot in the Grand Central Terminal: there is a posh dining zone where you could spend time in awe of the many gastronomic delights. Foremost is the 1913 Grand Central Oyster Bar, popular for its yellow Guastavino tiles and luscious dining treats. There are many other restaurants, delis, and fast food outlets in the Dining Concourse, and you could access them by going to the Lower Level linked to the others by ramps, stairs and brand-new elevators. With 660 Metro-North commuter trains and over a hundred establishments around, the Grand Central Terminal is a top destination that you will share with the rest of its 500,000 daily visitors.
How to get there
By subway: 4, 5, 6, 7, and S at Grand Central