Community Post: Grand Central Turns 100: A Look Back, Then And Now
1. Visions for the Future
“Bird’s-eye view of the new Grand Central Station as it will look when completed,” New York Tribune, June 26, 1910.
The elevated doughnut-shaped skywalk designed for the “next 100 years” of Grand Central Terminal by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Travelers find new ways to check mail at the Apple store in Grand Central Station on Dec. 9, 2011. It features two Genius Bars and 15-minute Express Workshops for commuters on a tighter schedule.
3. Safety Precautions
Members of the National Guard on duty, April 2010.
4. Critter Sightings
A special animal appearance by a 5-year-old chimpanzee (and Hollywood film actor) Bonzo, congratulating a train-caller for getting New York Central’s 20th Century Limited express passenger train into New York on Feb. 5, 1951.
Sammy, the adventurous blogging dog, checks out the new Apple store.
5. Using the Payphone
6. The View from Park Avenue
7. Post-celebratory Snooze
New Year’s Eve, 2006
8. Hailing a Cab
9. The Pedestrian Rush
Jan. 1, 1940
Nov. 1, 2012
10. The Subterranean Oyster Bar
11. The Iconic Grand Central Shoe Shine
12. Waiting for the Train
13. A Romantic Liaison
October 1941, by John Collier (FSA/Office of War Information archive)
A British couple getting married in 2012, captured by Judie L. Guild..
14. Displays of Patriotism
Main Concourse, 1941: an 85-foot mural celebrating “the fertile U.S. land, the productiveness of U.S. industry, the future welfare of U.S. children” as an advertisement for World War II bond sales.
November 2010, a more understated approach.
15. A Lady on the Train
1970s: A book and a hat were one’s best defense from unwanted disturbances.
16. Star Sightings
Marcus Wainwright, Karen Elson, Keren Craig, Hamish Bowles, Victoria Beckham, Peter Westmacott, Anna Wintour, Georgina Chapman, Tamara Mellon, Jourdan Dunn, and David Neville attend the launch of Britain’s GREAT campaign at Grand Central Shuttle Station on Feb. 15, 2012.
17. The Main Concourse
Commuters move through the grand hall of Grand Central Terminal in New York, Jan. 25, 2013.