Grand Central Terminal celebrates 100 years (in stunning pictures)
Friday's commemoration is taking place exactly 100 years after the station master was given the key to Grand Central, located in midtown Manhattan. In honor of the milestone, the station's shops were charging 1913 prices: 10 cents for a shoeshine and 19 cents for a slice of cheesecake. Built by the Vanderbilt family in the Beaux Arts style with grand staircases, chandeliers and its multi-million-dollar clock, the iconic terminal remains one of the world's top tourist attractions while still serving New York's suburban commuters and straphangers. Some 750,000 people pass through Grand Central every day.