When visiting Grand Central Terminal in New York City, your secrets might not be safe, depending on where you’re standing in the famous historic terminal. In this video celebrating Grand Central’s 103rd birthday, historian Dan Brucker explores the most famous place to whisper your secrets in New York City — Grand Central Terminal’s Whispering Gallery.
This acoustical phenomenon occurs in the lower level of Grand Central Terminal, the world’s largest train terminal located in the heart of Manhattan in New York City. On average, 750,000 people travel through Grand Central Terminal every day, thousands of which just stop in to admire the iconic landmark. If you do the math, that’s a lot of people who have passed through the storied building and taken in its beauty, history and even its secrets.
Want to see more in the Grand Central Terminal video series?
- A close-up look at the elaborate Tiffany Clock topping the Terminal, the world’s largest example of Tiffany glass
- The bewitching zodiac and constellation ceiling above the Main Concourse
- Anecdotes from Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant—as old as the Terminal itself
- Demonstration of the Whispering Gallery, the acoustical phenomenon in the lower level
- The story behind New York’s swanky cocktail lounge and bar The Campbell Apartment