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 360ยบ panoramic photography, to document some of our favorite Old New York places.



Tenement Museum

One of our all time favorite places to experience Old New York is the Tenement Museum, where you can tour several restored tenement apartments and hear a bit about the families that lived there. Visitation is only permitted when accompanied by a tour guide and photos are strictly prohibited. Earlier this year, we gained access via a special Photo Call event, and here are some of the highlights.

The apartment of a dress-making family. 

More photos after the jump.

The restored kitchen of another apartment (yes, this is restored to period-accurate detail)

Yup, this is how people did dishes.

Bed-side lamp.

A raw un-renovated apartment which used to be a retail storage unit a long, long, long time ago - if the price tag on tailor made pants is any indication.

Go check out the Tenement Museum and experience time travel yourself!

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