Photographer's Note

Grand Central Terminal is a gem in midtown Manhattan. This Beaux-Arts beauty that opened in 1913 is a commuter hub with several subway lines, and rail lines to northern suburbs and Connecticut.

From both the inside and outside, the large, arched windows demand attention. They are 60 feet (18 meters) tall, and there are walkways inside each window. Another recognizable detail of the faade is the set of sculptures above the clock. Its called the Glory of Commerce, and includes statues of Minerva, Hercules, and Mercury.

You might also notice the relatively smaller statue (8.5 feet/2.6 meters tall) below the center window. Thats Cornelius Vanderbilt. He was the long-time owner of the New York Central Railroad, and there is also a hall named after him inside the terminal.

At the moment, the terminal looks especially beautiful with its lit-up Christmas wreath.

In the WS is another scene outside the terminal.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1994 W: 350 N: 4532] (16104)
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  • Date Taken: 2021-12-15
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