New Pedestrian Tunnel Opens in New York

A little-known tunnel has opened to the public Near Grand Central Station in New York City. It’s over 60 years old but sat completely unused for 29 years. The 215-foot long pedestrian tunnel now connects Grand Central Terminal and the Socony-Mobil Building. It’s open for the first time since 1991.

Transit authorities decided that now is the time to give throngs of commuters more space. It adds almost 4,000 square-feet of breathing room to the Grand Central Station complex. It was originally built as a detour exclusively for workers at the Socony-Mobil building to avoid crowds of travellers.