Descriptive Essay On The Central Station

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I woke up to the sound of drizzling rain tapping on my window. To my surprise we were still going to have class, but I didn’t mind since Gotham was the only class I looked forward to all week. I got used to the feeling of waking up, getting coffee, and strolling all throughout Manhattan. As we walked out of Penn Station I knew summer was officially coming to an end because I could feel the cold air hitting my face. We took the train and headed to the Lower East Side, which is known to be fairly close to China Town and Little Italy. The Lower East Side is southeastern of the city. The area has been known to be home to many immigrants from China, Russia, and Italy. The area has historically been known as a working class area, but has changed …show more content…
I always take the train into Penn Station and honestly never found the station to be appealing. Once we walked into Grand Central Station the first thing that came to my head was that this station makes Penn Station look like garbage. The station was absolutely beautiful. With high ceilings and high dome arched surround the entrance I couldn’t believe I haven’t visited it before. John B. Snook who had been commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt had built the station in the mid 19th century. Vanderbilt had consolidated many other railroad lines and felt as though the city needed a larger central railroad station. So in 1869 Snook and Vanderbilt had joined together to create the world’s largest railway station. However, the station was looked as insufficient since it wasn’t able to hold or even handle many trains coming in or out of the city (ENY, …show more content…
Visiting the station made me feel as though I had traveled through time. After our visit of Grand Central Terminal we walked over to Lexington Avenue and found ourselves in front of the Chrysler Building. Growing up I always felt that the Empire State Building has always been the most popular building in New York, and felt as though the Chrysler Building was the forgotten building in New York. The building was constructed in 1928 and wasn’t completely finished until 1930. For a small amount of time the building was considered the tallest building in the world; however, this was only for a few months. The Empire Sate building had been built in 1931 and had won the spot as the tallest building in New York and the world for some time (ENY,

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