This will be a 90 minute tour of Grand Central Terminal and the surrounding neighborhood that focuses on the history and architecture of significant buildings in the area and covers many points of interest within Grand Central Terminal itself.
Date: Sunday April 1
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: We will be meeting at 120 Park Avenue On the southwest corner of East 42nd Street and Park Avenue, directly across from Grand Central Terminal. The building is slightly west of the Park Avenue Viaduct and the Pershing Square Café.
Things we will see and discuss:
- Grand Central Façade
- The Chrysler Building
- The Gray Bar Building
- Clock and Information Booth
- Ceiling Mural
- Whispering Gallery
- Vanderbilt Hall
- Biltmore Room (Kissing Gallery)
- Met Life Building (Originally the Pan Am Building)
- Vanderbilt Avenue
- New York Central Building
- We will be discussing some secret underground areas like track 61 and the secret train that FDR was rumored to have ridden on as well as other little known facts, secrets and antidotes surrounding Grand Central Terminal.
We may go out to eat after the tour and will choose where to go as a group.
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