Grand Central Terminal Station
The Grand Central Terminal Station is an iconic landmark that is one of America’s busiest train stations. Over 750,000 people pass through this terminal each day. It is also the world’s largest train station located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
Around 1902, people were inquiring about the dangers of the noxious clouds the steam-operated trains in early New York due to a fatal accident that happened in the station’s entrance tunnel. Hence, the Vanderbilt family announced plans to construct a station that uses engines run by electricity instead of steam. This station is underground, so the air outside the streets is not polluted.
The Grand Central Terminal Station should be checked out because it is a promoter of architectural excellence that New Yorkers since the early 90s have desired for their city to have, being a product of the “City Beautiful Movement.” It became one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world in 2013, having 21.9 million visitors. The Grand Central Station is where subway trains originated, having 44 platforms. It is also home to New York's best restaurants, shops, and architecture.
This mode of transportation has also contributed in shaping midtown Manhattan and development of the concepts of regional transportation.