Saturday, April 29, 2017

The New York Grand Central Terminal - One of The Busiest Train Stations in the World: A Look Back The Station Through The Decades

Built in 1871, Grand Central Terminal is a commuter, rapid transit railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States. Built by and named for the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it covers 48 acres (19 ha) and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world.

Grand Central Terminal is a famous New York landmark in Midtown Manhattan and is one of the busiest train stations in the world, it serves nearly 200,000 NYC commuters every day. Grand Central Station has undergone a number of renovations and restorations over the years. It is home to 44 train platforms, several great restaurants, and some of the most beautiful Beaux-Arts architecture in New York.

Take a look at these amazing photos to see The Grand Central Terminal from the very beginning until the 1980s.

The original Grand Central Depot Railway Station in New York, demolished to make way for the current Grand Central Station, circa 1871

Grand Central Station at 42nd Street, New York, 1875

Grand Central Terminal, New York City, 1880

Grand Central Station, New York City, circa 1896

Grand Central Station, circa 1900

Grand Central Station and Hotel Manhattan, New York, 1903

Excavations for New York Central Station, 1908

Excavations for New York Central Station, 1908

Grand Central Terminal in 1908

Grand Central Terminal, NYC, 1910

Construction of Grand Central Terminal, NYC, 1911

The Grand Central Palace on May 2, 1911

Grand Central Terminal under construction in 1912

 New York's Grand Central Station nearing completion sometime around 1913

Park Avenue toward 41st Street with a view of Grand Central Terminal, 1913

Grand Central Station and Hotel Commodore, 1918

Grand Central Station, New York City (Park Avenue Bridge in foreground), 1919

Grand Central Station in the 1920s

Grand Central Station, NYC, ca. 1920s

Grand Central Station, circa 1929

Grand Central Terminal around 1930

 The information kiosk at Grand Central Station, New York, 1930

New York Grand Central Station, 1935

The main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, NYC, 1937

Grand Central Station in the 1940s

Grand Central Station, NYC in the 1940s

Grand Central Station, NYC, 1941

Passengers moving through Grand Central Terminal in 1941

The main-concourse information desk at Grand Central Terminal in New York, October 1941

Grand Central Station, New York in 1950

Grand Central Terminal in the 1950s

Grand Central Station, New York, 1957

Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue and 40th Street, 1959

Demolition of Grand Central Terminal office building, NYC, December 1960

Grand Central Terminal, 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, circa 1960

Grand Central Station, New York City, 5 June 1965

Grand Central Terminal and Commodore Hotel, NYC, September 1966

Grand Central Terminal in the 1970s

Grand Central Terminal, 1975

Grand Central Station, NYC, 1976

Grand Central Kodak Billboard, 1982

Grand Central Terminal, NYC, 1989

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