grand central terminal
We have selected Grand Central as the world's very best website on Grand Central Terminal.
The Grand Central website is published by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which leases Grand Central Terminal from its owners, American Premier Underwriters. American Premier Underwriters changed its name from Penn Central in 1994, to reflect the shift in its operations from railways to insurance.
The Grand Central website is a comprehensive resource about Grand Central Terminal, New York City, colloquially known as Grand Central Station. The website is organized into the following main sections: Food, Shops, Grand Central Tours, Events, and Grand Central History. The Tours section contains ingenious interactive plans of all three levels: Balcony, Main Concourse, and Lower. These plans can be panned and zoomed using the cursor. Further information is available by clicking on points of interest. There is also a vendor page on the Grand Central website for each of more than 100 shops and restaurants within Grand Central. The Tours section includes downloadable directions for a Walking Tour, containing detailed descriptions of key features including the Clock, the Sky Ceiling, the Two Grand Staircases, and the Chandeliers. There is also information about Guided Tours.
The History section contains a set of ten detailed illustrated articles on the history of Grand Central Terminal, from the advent of the railroad in New York City in 1831, through the opening of the present building in 1913, and on to the recent comprehensive restoration.