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The 1903-1913-built Grand Central Terminal was just revitalized by a major renovation project that restored the beauty of its structure and provided new restaurants, shops and stores. Its majestic staircase, impossibly arched ceilings above the main concourse (they reach 150 feet in height), exquisitely carved high-backed wooden benches in the main waiting room and intricate sculptures of Minerva, Hercules and Mercury around the clock on the main facade are but a few of the elegant touches that make Grand Central resemble less a termination point than a cathedral with trains.
Having received praise from the likes of Thomas Wolfe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and a century of appreciative travelers, Grand Central was realized as a “city within a city;” it’s not only a destination where train rides originate and terminate, but a popular center for diners, shoppers and architecture buffs.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s revitalization has made Grand Central grand once again. Over 500,000 people make it a destination each day to travel, dine, shop and gather.