Grand Central Station’s $20 million Clock

A weekend trip took me to Grand Central Terminal and the meeting place of all meeting places — the information booth at the center of the main concourse. Resting atop the information booth (which, supposedly hides a secret spiral staircase inside the booth that leading to the information booth in the dining concourse below) is a clock with four faces. Each of the four clock faces is made from opal, and both Sotheby’s and Christie’s have estimated the value to be between $10 million and $20 million. The four sides of the clock also line up perfectly with the compass points of the building.

Grand Central Station's Center Concourse Clock

Grand Central Terminal's Center Concourse Clock

Take in the full view. (Impress your friends: the vaulted ceiling is 165 feet high.)

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Terminal (not G.C. Station, as many call it)

For more on Grand Central, click here.


3 thoughts on “Grand Central Station’s $20 million Clock

  1. Jill says:

    Now you’ve got to get yourself up to Campbell’s Apartment.

  2. LM says:

    Marc – I love your picture of Grand Central Station and I would love to hang a larger size of it in my home (16×20). Is there any way I could obtain a higher definition version of this picture? Thanks.

  3. […] the beauty of this incredible building is worth a visit and a few photos. Fun fact: the famous clock in the middle has four faces made of pure opal, valued at up to $20 […]

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