Meeting Place: Main Concourse near the entrance to Track 29
GCT is a great example of grand Beaus Arts design and planning. Inside and out the art work and planning are inspiring and relate to the grand design of this multi used facility.
On our two hour walk in and around the outside of Grand Central, we will learn about its history, art, construction, and preservation. We will visit special places like the “whispering gallery”, the “kissing gallery”, and the site of a private apartment.
About the tour guide: JOE SVEHLAK, a tour leader for the Municipal Society of New York is a native New Yorker, urban historian and preservationist. He is a founding member of the Sunset Park Restoration Committee, an advocate for preservation in Brooklyn since the 1970s, and a preservation activist Downtown Manhattan with the “Friends of the Lower West Side.” He had careers on Wall Street and in real estate. For the last 15 years he is a licensed NYC tour guide with his own custom tour business with an affinity for lesser-known neighborhoods. Joe attended the Victorian Society Summer School Programs in London and in Newport, and is a member of many historical societies and preservation organizations.