December 11, 2011   187 notes
#Photo #1900 #Grand_Central_Terminal #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Type #Architect #Warren_and_Wetmore #Contractor #Built #1913 #48_Acres #75_Tracks #Owner #Argent_Ventures #Ground_Lessee #Metropolitan_Transit_Authority #Developer #New_York_Central_Railroad #Anchor_Retail_Tenant #Apple_Inc ;  Arguably the most #magnificent #train_station in the world this beauty was constructed to house the #Cornelius_Vanderbilt owned #Railroad #conglomerate - its construction turned what was the disgusting #Fourth_Avenue into #Park_Avenue_North as a result of the #circumferential_elevated_drivewaybuilt to cover the tracks.  To fund the investment the government created what are now known as #Air_Rights and sold them to developers.  The station was once home to #Vanderbilt and contains a below grade logistics facility thati was central to #Allied #World_War_2 planning.  You could write for months about this marvel but seeing it is all one needs to do to understand how special this place really is. (Taken with Instagram at Grand Central Terminal)

#Photo #1900 #Grand_Central_Terminal #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Type #Architect #Warren_and_Wetmore #Contractor #Built #1913 #48_Acres #75_Tracks #Owner #Argent_Ventures #Ground_Lessee #Metropolitan_Transit_Authority #Developer #New_York_Central_Railroad #Anchor_Retail_Tenant #Apple_Inc ; Arguably the most #magnificent #train_station in the world this beauty was constructed to house the #Cornelius_Vanderbilt owned #Railroad #conglomerate - its construction turned what was the disgusting #Fourth_Avenue into #Park_Avenue_North as a result of the #circumferential_elevated_drivewaybuilt to cover the tracks. To fund the investment the government created what are now known as #Air_Rights and sold them to developers. The station was once home to #Vanderbilt and contains a below grade logistics facility thati was central to #Allied #World_War_2 planning. You could write for months about this marvel but seeing it is all one needs to do to understand how special this place really is. (Taken with Instagram at Grand Central Terminal)

  1. breakingbadness reblogged this from universitybeauty and added:
    dammit, still classy back in the olden days
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