Grand Central Terminal

Picture of Grand Central Terminal, World’s largest train station by number of platforms and area occupied
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 Sunday February 2, 1913
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Basic information

AKA
GCT, Grand Central Station, Grand Central
Category
buildings
Country
United States
Description
World’s largest train station by number of platforms and area occupied

Railroad terminal in New York City, built (1903–13).

It covers 48 acres (19 ha) and has 44 platforms and 67 tracks on two levels, used by more than one million people a week.

Original Grand Central Depot, started construction on September 1, 1869, and was completed by October 1871. The improvements were completed in 1874.

By the late 1890s Grand Central Depot had reached its capacity.

In 1913, 11 years New York City banned all steam locomotives and switched to electrified trains. The reconstructed building was renamed Grand Central Station

You can find ther the iconic whispering gallery, have a game of tennis on regulation-size court in Vanderbilt Tennis Club opened for public, or have a look on a stylized star map on its lofty ceiling in main

concourse. It's provide dining, entertainment, shopping, history and luxury. Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant has been serving up seafood in New York City for over 100 years.

The 10 chandeliers in Grand Central Terminal’s Main Lobby are decorated with gold and each holds 110 light bulbs

Outside of the building, overlooking 42nd Street, is the world’s largest Tiffany glass clock, measuring 13 feet in diameter.

All clocks (and therefore departure schedules) in Grand Central Terminal are fast by exactly one minute, giving all passengers 60 extra seconds to get to their train.

Find more information about Grand Central Terminal on Wikipedia

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How old Grand Central Terminal would be if it was opened on a different planet
Mercury
462.83 years
Venus
181.2 years
Mars
59.27 years
Jupiter
9.39 years
Saturn
3.79 years
 
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