The Most Beautiful Building in New York

Grand Central Terminal is one of the most beautiful building in New York, steeped in history and bustling with activity, it's a source of never-ending images.  From the grand beauty of the main concourse to the old fashioned details of the ticket booths, from the priceless clocks to the harried commuters, Grand Central is a photographers dream. 

 taken with a fisheye lens on my phone.

taken with a fisheye lens on my phone.

Thirty five years ago I was poking around the terminal and somehow found myself up in the catwalk of the big window on the west end of the concourse; I found that the windows were hinged and I could swing certain panes open and take pictures.  It was dark in the terminal back then because the big Kodak Colorama mural covered the east windows (those panorama images were 18x60 feet).  Unfortunately, I can't seem to find those negatives and in today's post 9/11 world, there is little chance to get back up on the catwalk.  Luckily, there is plenty to shoot at ground level!

 Commuter rushing to catch his train.

Commuter rushing to catch his train.