I have been to some impressive railway stations in my time but this is unbelievable, Many call this grand central station but its official name is grand central terminal, I am not sure how many platforms there are, but I gave up at 109 apparently, there is a "secret" platform, number 61, under the station. This was once used to convey President Franklin D. Roosevelt directly into the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. This platform was part of the original design of the Waldorf Astoria. Checking back on the creation of this wonderful place I found out between 1903 and 1913, the entire building was torn down in phases and replaced by the current Grand Central Terminal, which was designed by the architectural firms of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore. The result of this was the creation of several blocks worth of prime real estate in Manhattan,
The terminal is made primarily from granite. In fact, so much granite is used, the building emits relatively high levels of radiation on a regular basis. I have seen it on films many times the beautiful staircases, the restaurant's and the hustle and bustle of new York life, it is a truly wonderful building used by so many on a daily basis, it puts Waterloo, Kings cross and Euston into little country halts compared to the size of this station (terminal), its a must place to visit and enjoy the history and the architecture.
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