The beautiful Grand Central Terminal is celebrating its Centennial today, with exhibits, special offers, performances, notable speakers, surprise entertainment, photo opportunities and more:

Grand Central Terminal, one of the nation’s great architectural treasures, has been the site of the beginning and ending of countless journeys for millions of travelers over the past century. Instantly recognizable the world over as a great temple of transportation, the heart of the landmark centers upon the main concourse with its grand vaulted celestial canopy and famous four-sided clock, a beloved meeting place for generations. (read more)

The historic landmark in Midtown almost didn’t see its centennial. The station was spared the wrecking ball in the 1970s. Find more pictures here and here.

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#1: Sun Beams Into Grand Central Terminal, ca. 1930  |  © Hal Morey / Getty Images
#2: Grand Central Terminal, ca. 1944  |  © MTA / Metro-North Railroad
#3: War bond mural, Grand Central Terminal, ca. 1941 | © Arthur Rothstein
#4: Salesman makes his way towards 42nd Street, ca. 1950  |  ©
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