Upload Photo

Grand Central Terminal through the years

When William K. Vanderbilt, chairman of the New York Central Railroad, threw open the doors of his new 70-acre transportation palace at midnight on Feb. 1, 1913, nearly 150,000 people poured in to marvel at the Beaux Arts beauty that was as much an engineering triumph as an architectural wonder. Over the 100 years, some things have changed, others have remained remarkably the same.

Sign up for Newsday's Travel newsletter to plan small day trips, big getaways and more.


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.