Grand Central Station Clock New York | Photo Art Print
Iconic Grand Central Terminal Clock - Captured Elegance in Fine Art Print
In the heart of one of the world's largest train stations, the Grand Central Terminal in New York City, a railway icon of the time stands firm. This is not just any clock; it's the clock, the Grand Central Terminal Clock. This timepiece, perched atop the information booth in the transportation hub's main concourse area, has a compelling history that intertwines with the soul of the city itself.
Made by Seth Thomas, a renowned clockmaker from Connecticut, this elegant timepiece is more than a practical object. Its four faces, made from precious opal and held within a brass structure, project an alluring glow, thanks to the lights placed behind them. Atop the sturdy metal pillar, the clock towers above the bustling crowd, marking time with an undeniable aura of majesty.
This timepiece, with a built-in compass that points with unerring accuracy to true north, was installed in 1913, coinciding with both the grand opening of the terminal and the centennial celebration of the Seth Thomas Company. Since then, it has been a silent observer of countless human stories, from tearful goodbyes and joyful reunions to spontaneous marriage proposals.
The Grand Central Terminal Clock has also made a name for itself in the world of cinema, making its debut in the 1942 film "Grand Central Murder" and subsequently appearing in classics like "The Godfather" and "Men in Black." Its popularity has grown with time, becoming a beloved meeting spot for locals and visitors alike.
As the years rolled by, the clock has maintained its grandeur thanks to generous donations that have helped preserve its beauty and functionality. It is over a century old and still looks as magnificent as the day it was installed.
Now, let's shift our focus to my photograph of this iconic clock. My intention was to capture the timeless elegance and intricate beauty of this clock, a silent yet powerful symbol of New York's ceaseless energy. The sharp precision and vibrant hues of the print mirror the fine details of this architectural marvel. I have strived to maintain a balance between the intricate details and the grand scale of the subject. It's more than just a black-and-white photograph; it's an invitation to share a moment in the rich tapestry of history.
These museum-grade prints are of superior quality. They are printed on acid-free 100% archival photo paper with archival inks that ensure the images retain sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, and intricate details for a lifetime. Each print is hand-signed by me on the reverse side, reinforcing its authenticity and personal touch.
These prints come with a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, reaffirming their lasting value. It's important to note that these prints do not come with frames, allowing you to choose a presentation that suits your aesthetic and space.
I offer free worldwide delivery on all my prints, ensuring they reach you no matter where you are. You also have a 14-day satisfaction guarantee, which allows you to return the print if it doesn't meet your expectations, offering a full reimbursement within this period.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2011
Museum Quality Fine Art Prints
Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.
The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.
Please note that frames are not included.
Free Worldwide Delivery
As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.
Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!