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Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Address 89 East 42nd Street; NY 10017
by Park Avenue
Neighbourhood Midtown | See on map
Subway Grand Central-42nd St [4, 5, 6, S]
Telephone +1 212 340 2345
Websitehttp:// www.grandcentralterminal.com
Price Free
Hours Mon-Sun 5:30-1:30h

If you’ve passed through New York’s Penn Station, you’ll see that the contrast with this Beaux Arts building couldn’t be any starker – and to think that Penn was considered the more beautiful before it was rebuilt as a concrete slab. Approach Grand Central from Park Avenue on its south side and take in the triumphant facade featuring a fifty-foot pediment with statues of Hercules, Minerva and Mercury surrounding a thirteen-foot clock. Then enter for the picture-perfect view of the light flooding through the windows onto commuters, and remember to look up to the 12-story ceiling painted with stars and the gilded signs of the zodiac. The station remains one of Manhattan’s busiest transportation hubs, and free tours are given weekly on Wednesday and Friday at 12:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 11am.