Grand Central 3x6 Tile
This beautifully decorative high glaze, smooth surface photo reproduction ceramic tile is an excellent way to display a bit of New York City Subway nostalgia in your home or office.
"This mosaic name panal was meant to be informative and uncluttered. Architect Squire J. Vickers, wanted utility and strenght in his designs and specialized in wall treatments. An accomplished painter, Vickers brought more color to the signage than the earlier design team of Heins & LaFarge." -Lee Stookey, Subway Ceramics
IRT 4 5 6 July 17, 1918
Note, these are decorative tiles and should be handled with care. Use a soft cloth with mild soap and water to clean. There is a hook on the back for easy hanging and display.
Measures 3x6 inches
|What's the Story||Grand Central Terminal opened to the public at 12:01 am on February 2, 1913 following a decade of construction. The imposing building, designed by the architectural firm Reed & Stem in collaboration with Warren & Wetmore, resembled a classical monument with oversized columns, large arched windows and detailed ornamentation. Grand Central was the realization of Cornelius Vanderbilt's dream for a grand depot uniting New York's long distance trains with local transit. Built in the Beaux Arts style, it houses one of the nation's most extraordinary interiors with Tennessee marble floors and Botticino marble details crowned by a vaulted ceiling that arches over the 80,000 square foot Main Concourse. The famous astrological mural, originally painted by the Hewlett-Basing Studio, dramatically depicts the October-to-March constellations of the zodiac on a cerulean blue sky. The 2,500 gold-leaf stars, 59 of which have been enhanced in brilliance with fiber optic illumination, glitter in golden splendor upon more than 750,000 visitors each day.|