These Photos Reveal Exactly What Lies Beneath Grand Central Station

As New Yorkers, we all have an inherent love for Grand Central Station: its age-old beauty, its spectacular architecture, and the way it seems to bring in the most interesting humans of the Manhattan isle. When you stand in the middle of the bustling station, there is a certain feeling of magic and wonder. How can such a wondrous station survive the ongoing changing environment of the concrete jungle? That may remain a mystery.

Grand Central was constructed into what it is today, in 1913. However, unbeknownst to many, it holds two subterranean levels that extend over 100 blocks below the busy Manhattan streets. That means two levels under the present tracks, with a century's worth of history and stories. Peering into this underworld is like looking into a time capsule from the 1900s. With untouched artifacts and forgotten equipment, it is an abandoned ghost town, redefined.

If the eerie thoughts of hidden artifacts remaining underneath Grand Central Station piques your interest, head over to our friends at Untapped Cities for more on these incredible photos from urban photographer and native New Yorker Aaron Asis.

Emily O'Hanlon

Emily O'Hanlon

Contributing Writer

Emily is a Long Island Native, with close ties to Queens and Brooklyn. She loves playing the ukulele, traveling to interesting cities, experimenting with different cuisines, and petting as many dogs as possible.

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