Grand Central Terminal and its secrets... - Secret World

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, Stati Uniti

Lara Kipling


Grand Central Terminal - Built by and named for the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad covers 48 acres (19 ha) and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world.Originally built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Grand Central Terminal opened on February 2nd, 1913 atop a previous version, Grand Central Station (also built by Vanderbilt for his New York Central Railroad). The station replaced an even earlier building, Grand Central Depot, built in 1881.Despite its renown, Grand Central Terminal still holds many secrets and fun facts you may not know. Nestled between the Main Concourse and Vanderbilt Hall is an acoustical architectural anomaly in Grand Central Terminal: a whispering gallery. It is surely one of those secrets.Here, sound is thrown clear across the 2,000-square-foot chamber, “telegraphing” across the surface of the vault and landing in faraway corners.