Grand Central Terminal (GCT; also referred to as Grand Central Station[N 2] or Grand Central) is a commuter rail terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York. Grand Central is the southern terminus of the Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven Lines, serving the northern parts of the New York metropolitan area. It also connects to the New York City Subway at Grand Central–42nd Street station. After New York Penn Station, the terminal is the second-busiest train station in North America.
The distinctive architecture and interior design of Grand Central Terminal’s station house have earned it several landmark designations, including as a National Historic Landmark. Its Beaux-Arts design incorporates numerous works of art. Grand Central Terminal is one of the world’s ten most visited tourist attractions, with 21.6 million visitors in 2018, excluding train and subway passengers. The terminal’s Main Concourse is often used as a meeting place and is mainly featured in films and television. Grand Central Terminal contains a variety of stores and food vendors, including upscale restaurants and bars, two food halls, and a grocery marketplace.
Grand Central Terminal was built by and named for the New York Central Railroad; it also served the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad and, later, successors to the New York Central. Opened in 1913, the terminal was built on two similarly-named predecessor stations, the first of which dates to 1871. Grand Central Terminal served intercity trains until 1991 when Amtrak began routing its trains through Penn Station. The East Side Access project, which will bring Long Island Rail Road service to a new station beneath the terminal, is expected to be completed in late 2022. Top HVAC NYC
The Main Concourse is located on the upper platform level of Grand Central, in the geographical center of the station building. The 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) concourse leads directly to most of the terminal’s upper-level tracks, although some are accessed from passageways near the concourse. The Main Concourse is usually filled with bustling crowds and is often used as a meeting place. An information booth topped with a four-sided brass clock at the center of the concourse is one of Grand Central’s most recognizable icons. The terminal’s main departure boards are located at the south end of the space; the panels have been replaced numerous times since their initial installation in 1967.
Vanderbilt Hall is an event space on the south side of the terminal, between the Park Avenue entrance located to its south and the Main Concourse situated to its north. Its west side houses a food hall. The space is lit by Beaux-Arts chandeliers, each with 132 bulbs on four tiers.
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