The GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Station Handles a staggering 750,000 visitors per day!
The Grand Central Terminal station today has been completely restored to its earliest glorious years in 1913, as a symbol of America’s architectural and economical grandeur of the time. Today the Station is considered one of the most important historical buildings in Manhattan, in the most central locations of the city, on 42nd Street and Park Avenue Street.
Apart from providing the basic hub for travellers and commuters of one of the busiest cities in the world, the Grand Central Terminal also serves as a cosmopolitan meeting point for New Yorkers and tourists. More than 35 excellent restaurants and cocktail lounges with gourmet menu suggestions as well as over 85 unique retail stores provide the perfect setting for socializing in the heart and beat of the city.
The Vanderbilt Hall
• Over 750,000 people visiting daily for travel, dining and shopping Central location in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 42nd Street and Park Avenue, easily accessible by Metro-North Railroad, subway, bus or taxi
• The Hall features countless events such as fashion shows, exhibitions, fundraising events, promotions and product launches!
• Triumphal arches flanked by Corinthian columns at entranceway
• World-renowned, 50-foot-high sculpture by Jules-Alexis Coutan of Mercury, Minerva and Hercules
• New York icon timepieces: 13-foot, century-old Tiffany clock above entrance; famous four-faced gold clock on top of information booth inside
• Double staircase in Botticino marble modeled after the Paris Opera House
• 470-foot-long Main Concourse, longer than the nave of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
• Vaulted Sky Ceiling of zodiac constellations painted by French artist Paul Helleu
• Metro-North passengers are 55% male and 45% female, the median age is 41
• 93% of Grand Central Terminal commuters are college graduates
• Mean household income for Grand Central Terminal commuters is $95,800; 50% of household incomes are over $100,000, and 20% are over $200,000
• The captive shopping population of more than 326,000 neighborhood office workers earn a combined $11.3 billion a year
• An average 7, 500 people an hour pass the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, making it one of the busiest intersections in the city
• 21.6 million out-of-town tourists, with a mean income of $62,000, visit Grand Central each year
• Grand Central is served by Metro-North commuter trains, 31 commuter and 15 city bus routes, 7 subway lines, buses to and from the area’s three airports, and two million taxis a year
• Grand Central Terminal subway station is the busiest stop in the New York City subway system