The Grand Central Eagle. Part of the Grand Central Station renovation of 1898, the eagle is one of 11 that graced the historic building’s monumental clock towers for 12 years at 42nd Street and Park Avenue.
In 1910, as the station began renovations to become the Grand Central Terminal building we are all familiar with today, the huge cast iron eagles were removed and dispersed throughout the region. One of these eagles was obtained by the Philipse Manor Company, landing at our station by 1911. Its impressive 14 foot wingspan continues to grace the train station in Sleepy Hollow and enhance commuters’ rides today. The few remaining eagles represent a bygone era and offer a connection to the grand history of the New York Metropolitan Area.
It’s recently been renovated. I think I liked it better the way it was before. I find the brightly colored paint to be rather garish.
Taken with a Sony A6000 and 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens.