Friday, March 1, 2013

Grand Central Terminal

Sunlight streams through the windows in the concourse at Grand Central Terminal in New York City in 1954. (AP Photo)

Restaurant, Grand Central Terminal, ca 1912. (Library of Congress)
Grand Central Terminal at E. 42nd St. and Vanderbilt Ave. in New York City. (AP Photo)

Some 5,000 workers watch the launching of astronaut John H, Glenn Jr. into orbit around the world on a huge television screen in Grand Central Terminal, on February 20, 1962. (© Bettmann/CORBIS)

A workman lies atop the eleven-foot arm of Mercury, part of the statuary at Grand Central Station. (© Bettmann/CORBIS)

Aren't these images simply remarkable? They're part of a photo essay that The Atlantic put together to celebrate Grand Central Terminal's 100th birthday. Grand Central is definitely one of my favorite buildings in New York, and I love seeing images of it from so many different periods in its history. Happy 100th birthday, Grand Central, and here's to 100 more!

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