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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Thursday, 16 May 2013

Grand Central Station

I've seen it on so many films and it is even more impressive in real life - The Grand Central Station, New York.












 The terminal was built in 1913 by Cornelius Vanderbilt. Covering an area of 49 acres it has a vaulted sky ceiling. At both ends of the building there are 60 ft high arched windows.

750,000 people pass through the building daily.




But if you don't want to go by train you can always drive.



 
 Saw this sign next to a car park.

The cars were all parked by a hydraulic lift to save space. Very clever idea.

11 comments:

  1. Bit different to Tube stations! I have seen some parking like that but nothing on such a massive scale. It is true. Everything is bigger in the US.

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  2. Wow - those cars are packed in like sardines! I don't think I'd want to leave my car in one of those....

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  3. Hahaha that sign over the parking is priceless ! and so true !

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  4. What an amazing looking station so big. Heard if the carparking that way before but never seen it. Wonder if it would catch on over here.

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  5. One day, one day...I'm thoroughly enjoying this trip with you!

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  6. Nice photos, those parking solution amazed me too, we don't know that either. The Central Station is beautiful and so huge.

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  7. That's an awesome way to park cars!! I wonder if the damage rate is higher or lower than regular parking stations?!?! The station itself looks amazing too - again, just how I imagined it!

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  8. I have never seen cars parked that way! Of course, I don't travel to Grand Central Station, either. It's WAY far from me! :-)

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  9. I NEED that parking solution in my life Mum!! Valet all the way for me methinks! Never seen anything like it, super efficient - should be adopted over here in London xx

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  10. Gorgeous building!!!

    But the idea of that hydraulic parking lot is scary! :p

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  11. 750,000 a day! wow! That is a clever car park.

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