Grand Central Terminal in New York City opened on February 2, 1913, and was soon recognized as one of the most majestic public spaces in the world. In 2013, the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the anniversary of this beloved landmark with the issuance of a new stamp.
The stamp art created by Dan Cosgrove captures the grandeur of this architectural masterpiece with an illustration of the terminal’s main concourse. Early morning sunlight streams through the 60-foot-tall windows, illuminating the people below. In the foreground, travelers gather near the round information booth topped with its famous four-sided clock. The concourse’s sky ceiling stretches overhead, decorated with a mural of constellations and figures of the Zodiac.
The Grand Central Terminal stamp will be issued at the Express Mail rate. A release date has not yet been set.