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