Visnews filmed on Saturday 7th November the site of Grand Central Station, famed landmark in New York city straddling Park Avenue just below the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, which soon will disappear beneath the structure of what is to be the world's largest office block.
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(NOTE FOR TONY) We have been waiting for good weather for this filming but decided to go ahead anyway - it was a cold and rainy day Saturday, but the footage should come out alright.
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Background: Visnews filmed on Saturday 7th November the site of Grand Central Station, famed landmark in New York city straddling Park Avenue just below the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, which soon will disappear beneath the structure of what is to be the world's largest office block. Scenes of the station are difficult to obtain - it is hemmed in on all sides by large office blocks and skyscraper hotels.
The first scenes were taken adjacent to the BILTMORE HOTEL - this is the entrance commuters most use to get their homebound trains to Westchester, Connecticut and upper New York State.
Scenes were then taken from 42nd Street, from the roof of the Airlines Terminal Building (showing the clock over the archway entrance,) and from the 45th floor of the Lincoln Building. (this shows the way the traffic curves around the station.
Scenes taken inside the terminal show the Grand Concourse (scene of many a mystery novel plot,
Outside again for the general view of the site taken from the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, and then a shot from the top of the Grand Central Building, the present home of the executives of the New York Central Railroad. Also scene from this height are the tops of the Empire State Building (with spike) and the Chrysler Building. This shot too reveals the way the terminal straddles Park Avenue (the shot looks downtown)
Inside the terminal again for the model of the new building, for details of which see the enclosed card.