Secret Lives Tours
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Grand Central Terminal
Join the Historic Districts Council for this very rare opportunity to explore the hidden twists and turns of Grand Central Terminal and hear the stories these unique spaces tell.
Grand Central Terminal has been acclaimed as one of the most functional and distinguished buildings of our time. Its daring architecture utilized the latest in technological advances available at the time while contributing to the form and function of one of the greatest cities in the world. Join HDC as we explore a plethora of hidden spaces throughout this Beaux-Arts complex. Grand Central terminal was designed by Reed & Stem as well as Warren & Wetmore and constructed from 1903-13. The terminal was designated as an exterior landmark in 1967 and an interior landmark in 1980.
This special tour will be led by Dan Brucker of the Metro North Railroad press office. Mr. Brucker will tour attendees through such well-known spaces as the Great Hall, Vanderbilt Hall, the upper and lower concourses, as well as such rarely-accessed spaces such as the Operations Control Center, special train platform (used by president Franklin D. Roosevelt among others), sub-basement (which Hitler tried to have destroyed in 1942), glass catwalks, and more.
Fees: $100 for the general public, $75 for Friends of HDC, seniors and students. Advance reservations are required. Tickets can be ordered via Paypal through hdc.org or by calling 212-614-9107. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Meeting location available upon registration.