The beaux-arts icon that is New York City’s Grand Central Terminal is about to turn 100 years old this February, and while it may not be getting an oversized donut for its birthday (at least not this year), it will be honored in a new stamp released by the U.S. Postal Service.
Celebrating “one of the most majestic public spaces in the world,” the new stamp art “captures the grandeur of this architectural masterpiece with an illustration of the main concourse,” said an official announcement from the USPS. “Early morning sunlight streams through the 60-foot-tall windows, illuminating the people below. In the foreground, travelers gather near the station’s round information booth topped with its four-sided clock. The edges of the terminal’s famous sky ceiling can be seen at the top of the stamp art, its background of robin’s egg blue decorated with a mural of constellations and figures of the Zodiac.” This new philatelic issuance comes with a fittingly large price tag of $19.95.
- Kelly Chan