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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.
 
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); The Bronxville Eagle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chrysler Building (about 600 feet away); Park Avenue Viaduct (about 600 feet away); Nathan Hale (about 600 feet away); "The Kneeling Fireman" (about 800 feet away); Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); 230 Park Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Grand Central Terminal. A
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.
terminal is located at the end of the railroad tracks, a station is an intermediate stop on a railroad.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 2 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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