I have already used this title, but I'm using again. This was the second time I was in NYC and the second time I visit the Grand Central. This place is wonderful and I will return again next time I visit this city.
This photo is different from the first one I uploaded last year. I like that more (probably because I was with my new camera) and I like more this POV. The old photo you could see here: The Grand Central
About the Terminal
Grand Central Terminal (GCT)—colloquially called Grand Central Station, or shortened to simply Grand Central—is a commuter rail terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States. It is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100.
The Main Concourse
The Main Concourse is the center of Grand Central. The space is cavernous – 275 ft (84 m) long, 120 ft (37 m) wide and 125 ft (38 m) high – and usually filled with bustling crowds. The ticket booths are located in the Concourse, although many now stand unused or repurposed since the introduction of ticket vending machines. The main information booth is in the center of the concourse. This is a perennial meeting place, and the four-faced clock on top of the information booth is perhaps the most recognizable icon of Grand Central. Each of the four clock faces is made from opal, and both Sotheby's and Christie's have estimated the value to be between $10 million and $20 million. Within the marble and brass pagoda lies a "secret" door that conceals a spiral staircase leading to the lower level information booth.
In autumn 1998, a 12-year restoration of Grand Central revealed the original luster of the Main Concourse's elaborately decorated astronomical ceiling
According to the travel magazine Travel + Leisure in its October 2011 survey, Grand Central Terminal is "the world's number six most visited tourist attraction", bringing in approximately 21,600,000 visitors annually.
See worshop for a horizontal complentary view of the Grand Central.
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jemaflor (77482) 2013-12-16 8:10
Good pov on this nice interior, I like the warm tone and the good light management, Good result also with all these people.
bbarna (570) 2013-12-16 11:31
Both pictures are very nice. I saw this place many years ago, and I still remember it well. It is a very impressive place, and your pictures are show it perfectly. TFS.
parvatibb (1295) 2013-12-16 12:49
In both of them POV is great. I think I like the new one more because of the warm colors and alignment of the people.
emka (68666) 2013-12-16 23:53
Indeed, the grand Central is a fantastic place and in my short visit in NYC I came there again and again. Excellent presentation of this wonderful interior. We must be grateful to Jacqueline kennedy that she saved this unique building.
WArm regrads MAlgo
adidas5nb (4007) 2013-12-17 19:29
stunning shot of this terminal,the frame showing the vastness and the business of the place perfectly.great light management and pov and angle.
- Copyright: Andre Gustavo (bona) (11957)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: March in New York City
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-16 7:51