Hercules, Minerva and Mercury by    Jules-Félix Coutan atop Grand Central. via untappedcities.com

1913: Grand Central Station in Manhattan is rebuilt by Cornelius Vanderbilt and becomes Grand Central Terminal. To the Vanderbilt family, it is a crowning jewel in their ‘New York royalty’ diadem. The astronomical depictions of the ceiling are painted backwards, as they would look to God outside the celestial sphere. By platforms, it is the largest rail station in the world.

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