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Grand Central Clock

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One of the most iconic places within the terminal is the center clock above the information desk. This is the clock which figured in many of the movies set in the Terminal.  It is synchronized to the U.S. Naval Observatory’s atomic clock. It is supposedly worth between $10-20 million.  It is built of opalescent glass and brass.  

Not very many people know that there is a hidden staircase beneath the clock allowing the staff who work in the information desk to descend to the lower level where there is another information desk and a break room.

 

One of the most iconic places within the terminal is the center clock above the information desk. This is the clock which figured in many of the movies set in the Terminal.  It is synchronized to the U.S. Naval Observatory’s atomic clock. It is supposedly worth between $10-20 million.  It is built of opalescent glass and brass.  

Not very many people know that there is a hidden staircase beneath the clock allowing the staff who work in the information desk to descend to the lower level where there is another information desk and a break room.

 

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Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY, US 10017
Main Concourse; atop the information booth

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