View of Grand Central Terminal from atop the glass walkways in the windows
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal, Untapped Cities brought you three installments of “The Secrets of Grand Central.” Here’s a recap of the top 10 facts you didn’t know about Grand Central.
Nestled between the Main Concourse and Vanderbilt Hall is an acoustical architectural anomaly: a whispering gallery. Here, sound is thrown clear across the 2,000 sq-foot chamber, “telegraphing” across the surface of the vault and landing in faraway corners. The real secret of the Whispering Gallery is that no one knows whether it was constructed with the intention of producing the acoustic effect that has made it so famous.