Written by By Lola Fadulu, CNN
Arguably the most awkward part of New York’s Grand Central Station is its expansive lobby.
Featuring four massive stained glass panes (one of which was put back together after being unhinged and fitted together perfectly again), and the 20-foot Great Hall in the middle, the hall’s centerpiece is the massive Clock Tower, the signature New York landmark seen from the nearby Empire State Building.
CNN Style recently traveled to the city’s Grand Central Station to learn the latest from architecture and interior design experts on how to best navigate the 3.5-mile-long structure.
“The upside of Grand Central is this unprecedented wide path to get from one end to the other. When you walk through Grand Central, there’s a giant park that goes along the whole train line,” says architect Raphael De Niro.
“That means they build lots of other stairs, most of which are perpendicular to the avenue, which allows people to get in and out of the station with a lot of ease. But the downside is that it’s a tight space.”