Get Up Close and Personal With a Grand Central Roof Sculpture in This Vintage Photo From 1980

The Lively Morgue is a daily photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper's archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleaned from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world's best newspapers.

Today's posting features a shot from November 5th, 1980, showing a worker power-washing a rooftop sculpture on Grand Central Terminal.

Nov. 5, 1980: A Grand Central Terminal bust receives a facelift of sorts, as workers remove dirt with sprinklers and steam.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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