Did you know there is a tennis court inside Grand Central? Or that the ceiling is backwards? Untapped Cities Events is hosting a “Secrets of Grand Central” tour led by Untapped Cities architecture writer and guide, Tamara Agins, author of our popular series on Grand Central. Bonus: the tour ends with a drink at the Campbell Apartments, the Gilded Age office and salon of tycoon John W. Campbell, now converted into a soaring hidden bar.
Join us on Sunday, May 12th at 2:30pm, only 20 tickets available:
The story of Grand Central Terminal is that of New York City itself: the structure embodies the social, cultural, economic and technological evolution around it. It is one of great men, feuding architects, ingenuity, rejuvenation, secrets and surprises. On this tour, we will tell you these stories — about what once was, what could have been, and what can be; about the struggle to save and restore Grand Central as preserved icon of past, and of challenge to ensure that it serves New York’s future. We will show you what it was like in the booming age of the railroad, as a rundown embarrassment, and as a renovated jewel at the center of the city. Together, we will explore the interesting and unique spaces produced for and by it. Whether you pass through it every day on your morning commute or it’s your first time in the Beaux Arts beauty, you are sure to leave having learned, seen, or experienced something new and extraordinary.
About Tamara Agins: A native New Yorker, Tamara Agins works for the Department of City Planning and gives tours for the Municipal Art Society. With a background in political ecology, she is engaged in issues of urban sustainability and climate resilience in the NY-Metro region. She is always up for an adventure.
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