Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesCouples, Families
Rank8 out of 946 attractions in New York
Places to stay near Grand Central Terminal
Reviews • 3
Now head toward the Grand Central Terminal, which was the largest train terminal ever built. Glorious constellations are painted on the ceiling of the marbled main hall.If you exit Grand Central on the Lexington Avenue side, you can visit the Art Deco lobby of one of New York’s most famous and iconic skyscrapers – the Chrysler Building. A 125-foot stainless steel needle erected last minute to claim the title of world’s tallest a month after 40 Wall Street was completed.
The terminal has 44 platforms, the most in any railway station in the world. It has restaurants and various fast food outlets as well as delis, bakeries, newsstands, a gourmet and fresh food market, an annex of the New York Transit Museum, and more than 40 retail stores; which can be explored at one's leisure
This is not just a train station; it happens to also be one. It’s as if trains were moving along when this giant monument descended from the heavens and landed snug straddling the tracks on either side. The building is a sheer show-off in architecture, a wondrous edifice in stone and metal.