Grand Central Station, New York
Celebrating it's 100th birthday this year, the treasured Grand Central Terminal, colloquially called Grand Central Station, is located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan and a wonderful visit for any student group, though especially thos studying Architecture.
Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100.
Although the terminal has been properly called “Grand Central Terminal” since 1913, many people continue to refer to it as “Grand Central Station”, the name of the previous rail station on the same site, and of the U.S. Post Office station next door, which is not part of the terminal.
Contact our experts at FHT Student Group Tours today and we will be delighted to arrange a tour as part of any educational student trips to New York for Architecture student groups.