New York City Guide
As you approach 42nd Street and Park Avenue from downtown, you will find yourself facing this triumphant facade. Designed by architect Whitney Warren, it features a fifty foot pediment with statues of Hercules, Minerva and Mercury surrounding a thirteen foot clock.
Inside, the main concourse is very impressive, the ceiling was painted by the French artist Paul Helleu, with a design based on the zodiac constellations. Light for the main concourse enters through three 75ft arched windows. The western double staircase in Botticino marble was based on a design of a large staircase in a former Opera house building in Paris. It connects the main concourse with the entrance on the Vanderbilt Avenue. The floor of the concourse if of Tennessee marble, the walls of Caen stone.
New York City used to have another equally impressive train station -
If you're meeting someone at Grand Central, a popular place to meet is by the clock. The famous four-