One of the crown jewels of Manhattan, the grand dame of New York City, is turning 100. We are talking, of course, about Grand Central Terminal. A century ago, on February 2, 1913 – after a decade of construction – the building that would revolutionize commuter train travel opened its doors.
There isn’t anything to say that hasn’t been said before about the building’s grandiose and tumultuous history. So, we offer something else to commemorate one of the most amazing buildings in the city: a 360 look at Grand Central. Part of a larger project photographing iconic landmarks in glorious 360 degrees, we teamed up with Shots 360 and photographer Thomas Erh, the man behind the lens of interactive 360º panoramic photography, to document some of our favorite Old New York places.
I had been meaning to go to the Transit Museum for a while. I finally managed to get there recently and it was everything I imagined - and then some. They have several fully restored vintage subway cars on display.
This one has padded rattan seats.
And while these look wickedly cool, I would think that on a hot summer day in a non-air conditioned subway car, the seats probably would get super gross and "pinch-y".
a modern hairstyle straight from '68
In this picture, and also below, "le colonne di san lorenzo," my favorite place in Milan.
As a graphic designer, I was enamored of this "targhe e timbri" shop and his cranky owner who reluctantly posed for a photo.
In a not so subtle messages at the cashier: "payment is due up front." and "delivery date is not guaranteed."
I love it how, dressed in his everyday suit, he pushes the gate down with his foot and sets off on his bicycle.