Grand Central Station, New York Architecture, Photo, Architect, Date, Location
Grand Central Station New York : Terminal Building
Grand Central : Famous Manhattan station building, USA
Grand Central Station
Vanderbilt Avenue (+ Lexington Avenue / 43rd Street / Park Avenue), New York
Design: Reed and Stem; Warren and Wetmore
Official title: Grand Central Terminal
Also called Grand Central Terminal, built for the New York and Harlem Railroad company.
Famous building backdrop from numerous American films, the station is designed in the Beaux-Arts architecture style popular in the early 20th century. An architecture competition took place in 1903 for the new Grand Central Station.
The other New York railway station – Penn Station – was constructed in a similar Beaux-Arts style but sadly demolished in 1966. It was designed by Charles McKim of McKim, Mead & White, Architects. Grand Central New York has 67 separate tracks on two levels. Refurbished in 1994 by LaSalle Partners & Williams Jackson Ewing.
19 Oct 2012
Grand Central Terminal Manhattan
The Next 100 – Foster + Partners re-imagines Grand Central Terminal for 2013 Centenary
19 October 2012 – Norman Foster presented proposals for a masterplan to bring clarity back to Grand Central Terminal at The Municipal Art Society of New York’s annual Summit in New York last night.
Grand Central Terminal is one of New York’s greatest landmarks and contains perhaps the city’s finest civic space. However, over time it has become a victim of its own success. A building designed to be used by 75,000 people per day now routinely handles ten times that number with up to a million on peak days.
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Key New York buildings close to Grand Central Terminal
Empire State Building
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects
photo © Andrew McRae
Empire State Building
Raymond Hood, Architect
photograph © Andrew McRae
Rockefeller Center New York
Pennsylvania Station district redevelopment, Manhattan
Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Foster + Partners; Kohn Pedersen Fox
Incl. existing Penn Station, Madison Square Garden & 2 office towers
Grand Central Station Photo © Tim Collins
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