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Grand Central Terminal

“Landmark of New York”

 
 
Grand Central Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Grand Central Terminal Marker
Inscription.  Completed in 1913 from plans of Warren & Wetmore and Reed & Stem on site of earlier depot built by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1871. Statuary group over main entrance executed by Jules Coutan.
 
Erected 1957 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 45.134′ N, 73° 58.659′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 42nd Street and Park Avenue on West 42nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Vanderbilt Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker); Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bronxville Eagle (about 500 feet away); The Chrysler Building (about 600 feet away); Park Avenue Viaduct (about 600 feet away); Nathan Hale (about 600 feet away); "The Kneeling Fireman"
Grand Central Terminal at 42nd Street & Park Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
2. Grand Central Terminal at 42nd Street & Park Avenue
note Commodore Vanderbilt's statue in front of the big window, above the elevated lanes of Park Avenue.
(about 800 feet away); Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Place (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Grand Central Terminal. A terminal is located at the end of the railroad tracks, a station is an intermediate stop on a railroad.
 
Also see . . .
1. Grand Central Terminal - New York Architecture. Grand Central Terminal was built to house Cornelius Vanderbilt's railroad network, consolidated in the late 19th century as New York Central. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. "Transportation" -- the Grand Central Terminal Clock Group. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Grand Central Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
3. Grand Central Terminal Marker
Statuary Group Executed by Jules Coutan image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
4. Statuary Group Executed by Jules Coutan
This statuary group is located over the main entrance.
Grand Central Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
5. Grand Central Terminal Marker
Note pedestrian walking between two window panels.
Crystal Tree image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
6. Crystal Tree
This 'tree' is hung from the ceiling in the market at Grand Central Terminal.
"Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2015
7. "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt
Founder of the New York Central lines
The ceiling vault image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2015
8. The ceiling vault
The constellations of the Zodiac, seen from God's point of view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   7, 8. submitted on August 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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