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.


Enjoy!

2.05.2012

Astor Place


Astor Place  is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Completed in 1904,  it is one of the original twenty-eight stations in the system. The station is on the List of Registered Historic Places in New York.

I love the former women's restroom converted into newsstand.





Faience plaque with beaver,  by Heins & LaFarge / Grueby Faience Company,  1904. The Astor fortune was based on trading beaver pelts,