"Meet Me at the Clock!"
An iconic meeting place, the Information Booth on the Main Concourse features a circular marble and brass column at its center, containing a hidden, spiral staircase leading to the Lower Level.
The beautiful astronomical mural on the Main Concourse's ceiling depicts the Mediterranean sky during the October to March zodiac, featuring 2,500 stars.
Designed in France and constructed in Long Island City, the massive figures of Roman gods Mercury, Minerva and Hercules look down from Grand Central's 42nd Street entrance. Weighing 1,500 tons and 66 feet in length, the figures were carved separately and then joined together on the Terminal's exterior.
The world's largest Tiffany clock, measuring 14 feet, resides at the center of the sculptural group at Grand Central's 42nd Street entrance.
Grand at Any Height.
Famed tight rope walker, Philippe Petit walked the length of a wire stretched high above Grand Central's Main Concourse in 1987.
Among its many innovations, Grand Central electrified its tracks in the early 1900s, thereby eliminating the dangers of smoke from steam powered trains and allowing train traffic and a massive train yard to sink underground.
Welcome to The Terminal City.
Upon Grand Central's completion, train traffic moved underground making ample room for expansion available and real estate developers termed the booming new neighborhood "Terminal City."
In 1941, thousands of Brooklyn Dodgers fans gathered in Grand Central to celebrate the team's first National League pennant in twenty one years.
Off to War.
During World War II a USO Canteen was located inside Grand Central reflecting the important role that the Terminal served as a point of departure for thousands of American troops.