There are many, many secrets to Grand Central Terminal as you may have read in our ever popular article on the Top 10 Secrets of Grand Central. One we haven’t mentioned before is the access to the famous Tiffany Clock, which is the largest Tiffany clock in the world at 13 feet in diameter. Our Instagram friend, darkcyanide, has been exploring some incredible spaces around New York City and recently shared his visit inside and atop the clock.

When the Tiffany clock had to be restored, it took twelve years. That’s partially because the staircase that leads to the clock is so narrow that each piece had to be removed individually, write the restorers at Rohlf’s Stained and Leaded Glass. There was also extensive damaged since its installation in 1914, so the process involved both repair and replication, in the case of missing parts. Then everything had to be reinstalled piece by piece.

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Join us for an upcoming tour of the secrets of Grand Central Terminal, which does not go into the clock but visits the hidden tennis courts and more:
Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Next, read about the Top 10 Secrets of Grand Central Terminal.