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Grand Central Terminal

A living monument to the city's history

Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd Street New York, NY 10017

New York's main rail station is not just another tourist attraction — it's a living monument to the city's history. The past comes alive in every detail, from the arched windows, to the columns, to the caverous main concourse. Alfred Hitchcock shot one of his most successful thrillers, North By Northwest, here. Carlito's Way, Men in Black, I Am Legend, Armageddon, and other movies also partly filmed at the station. Having appeared in so many films, and thanks in large part to its amazing architecture, Grand Central Terminal has become an iconic place.

Grand Central stands at the intersection of three railroad lines, two of which belonged to the famous industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1871. The station hit its peak in 1927, when 113 million riders (about 300,000 every day!) passed through its richly decorated, vaulted halls.

The station has changed dramatically since it first opened in 1871. After a major accident in 1902, the station was complete rebuilt. The current structure, featuring marble staircases and massive windows, opened in 1913. For a visit, or perhaps even for a trip, we highly recommend it.

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