Grand Central Terminal
New York, United States

Grand Central Terminal in New York (USA) - the largest railway station in the world

Where is located Grand Central Terminal?

Address of Grand Central Terminal is New York, New York, USA
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When was built Grand Central Terminal?

Built date of Grand Central Terminal is 1913 - completion of construction

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Facts, informations and history of Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central is the largest railway station in the world. Although it really is a terminal, not a station, because trains end their route there.

In 1869 the construction of the Grand Central Depot station began, in 1871 it was completed and the New York Central station was moved there, where Medison Square Garden was built. In 1913, the name of the station was changed from Grand Central Depot to Grand Central Terminal.

The constructors encountered two main problems: travelers' blocking of the station and smoke coming out of steam engines. Two floors of the station and the third floor with electrical equipment were built to solve these problems.

In 1968, the Penn Central corporation proposed the construction of a tower above the building. It was not a new idea, already during the construction of Grand Central, Reed and Stem proposed the construction of a 200-meter high tower. When the proposal was withdrawn by Penn Central, crowds of people insisted on leaving the station until Jacquelyn Kennedy stood in front of the building and appointed him a historic place.

From year to year Grand Central becomes a better station. Signals have been computerized, the station accepts trains from the entire Metro-North system. In 1990, a train simulator was built to train and certify engineers. A training room with computers was built in the old CBS studios.

On the facade in front of the building you can see the statues of Hercules, Minerva and Mercurego.

During the great renovation, the terminal was enriched with new stores and restaurants. The great ceiling has been restored to its original appearance, the marble has been repaired and cleaned.

The beauty of the station was noticed and in 2000 Metro-North carried 70 million passengers.

The world's most expensive clock, worth $10 million, is located here.

Architect of Grand Central Terminal

Architect of Grand Central Terminal is Whitney Warren
Whitney Warren

How many meters have Grand Central Terminal?

Height of Grand Central Terminal is 38.1 m

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Construction/building type

Building Grand Central Terminal is of type Railway station, Terminal

Architectural style

Architectural style of Grand Central Terminal is Beaux-arts

Beaux-arts is an architectural style that developed in Europe in the 19th century and was popular until the first half of the 20th century. Its name comes from the French School of Fine Arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts), where many of the great architects who introduced the style into their designs trained. ... czytaj więcej.

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What area have Grand Central Terminal?

Grand Central Terminal have area of 4 180 m² - main part

What material is the building made of?

Grand Central Terminal is made of the following materials: Stone, marble

Cost

Build cost of Grand Central Terminal is 43 million dollars

Official website

The official website of the building, where up-to-date information can be found, is http://www.grandcentralterminal.com

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Marko from Tychy
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Marko from Tychy
16 years ago
Na tym terminalu rozgrywaja sie koncowe sceny z filmu "Carlito's Way'' (Zycie Carlita) z Al'em Pacino w roli glownej, gdy scigany przez wloska mafie, probuje z ukochana przedostac sie na wyspy Bahama aby zajac sie wynajmem samochodow.
kacha
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kacha
18 years ago
Jacquelyn Kennedy byla raczej kobieta :)
olo
#5
olo
19 years ago
jakos bardzo niejasno napisano zostal napisany ten tekst o Grand Central
lk
#4
lk
19 years ago
terminal jest super lecz jego fasada nie dorównuje naszym europejskim fasadom pałaców
lk
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lk
19 years ago
terminal jest super lecz jego fasada nie dorównuje naszym europejskim fasadom pałaców
wojto
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wojto
20 years ago
Juz rozmawialismy o tym poprzez emaile, wiec nie martwcie sie, wszystkie zdjecia sie poprawnie wyswietlaja. TO pewnie chwilowe problemy providera.
jerry
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jerry
20 years ago
Witam. Tylko 4-te zdjęcie otworzyło się do wys. górnej części okien. Pozdrawiam, jerry

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