Colorized photo from 1941, Oct Original title: Grand Central Terminal, NY Photographer: John Collier Jr. Location: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY
This is the Grand Central Station Information Booth, with its very ornate clock. It was built with the station in 1913 in the Beaux-Arts style. The base is 15ft in diameter, surrounded by glass, and is made of white marble. Here you can find information on train related items, there are brochures to pick up, or people to ask.
The clock on top, is a large round, device that uses opal as its face. It's worth a cool $20 million. If you'll notice the acorn on top, that acorn is the symbol of the Vanderbilt family. This location is so famous, that when you hear the phrase, "Meet me at the clock", they mean this clock in this location.
It's still in active use today and pretty much still looks exactly the same.
November 10th, 2022
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