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.
"Tucked away in the shadows of St Patrick's Cathedral in midtown Manhattan lies Prime Burger, an understated, yet steadfast burger institution circa 1938."
from This Must Be the Place (found via A Continuous Lean) Produced by Lost & Found Films
Designed in the 1960s for the Sherri Cup Company, its popularity spread outside the five boroughs; the cup making appearances in TV shows and in the movies and becoming recognized the world over. The designer of the cup, Leslie Buck, passed away a couple of years ago, but even before then, the use of the Anthora cup was in decline.
While no longer ubiquitous, the Anthora cup can still be found at some diners and breakfast carts around the city. Maybe it's just us, but street coffee tastes much better from that amazing iconic cup.