At 100 years old, Grand Central Terminal today, is a functioning symbol of art, culture and history. The story of Grand Central is rich and dense; at once it was dirty, dismal and in need desperate repair. Now, it is beautifully restored. With shops, restaurants and art, the terminal has become a destination for tourists as well as commuters. The magnificent clock sits underneath a backwardly painted teal ceiling of constellations. This clock has become a tangible symbol of Grand Central Terminal, capturing the strength, history and essential timelessness of the terminal as well as the city.
Audio Bits from Sam Roberts, author of “Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America”
Thank you to art history Professor at NYU, Jon Ritter