He said that in NYC a 100 year old landmark is rare. (I could disagree with that), because NYC is such an active, growing city. He said that many of the great places in NYC are being modernized instead of being preserved. Yea, in other places they can put a fence around their landmarks, here we use them. Grand Central would make a great museum even if it were an empty building. But, it can't be empty. 750,000 commuters have to pass through it every weekday.
NYC's great landmarks consume themselves. One of our greatest hotels, the original Waldorf Astoria was knocked down to build the Empire State Building.
|That is a great clock. As I pointed out almost a year and a half ago. It is very expensive. Solid opal.|
The exhibit in Vanderbilt Hall it comes with a great website. and if you want to see more great photos of Grand Central click this.
I took some crappy photos. I really did not want to be the tourist walking around with their camera out in Grand Central.
But Grand Central has changed. It has robots sniffing the air.
Neither of these things make me feel any safer. They just remind me how unsafe we are.