The central theme of my group’s project is Grand Central Station, which stems from our mutual fondness of a Howard Thain painting, Grand Central Station, N.Y.C. My focus is on the artistic qualities of the terminal, such as the blue-green ceiling above the Grand Concourse, and how they have contributed to the grandeur and critical acclaim that led to the terminal being coined as a “city within a city”. I will also delve into some of the premeditated choices in the architecture of Grand Central Terminal and the desired results and reactions architects such as Whitney Warren intended the terminal to have. In terms of actually presenting the project, I intend on incorporating some form of multi-media, such as a collage or even a video tour of the terminal with my group. Other focuses within the group includes exploring the evolution of transportation in the United States, people’s initial reactions to Grand Central Terminal, the structure of the terminal and even the Howard Thain painting that inspired our project by examining the artistic elements and choices that Thain made in order to portray the terminal the way he did in his painting. It is hard to come across valuable information from credible sources at times that depict the terminal thousands of people commute through everyday, completely unaware of the tremendous amount of work put into making a magnificent “city within a city”. I hope that when my group completes a number of visits to Grand Central Terminal, we will become completely immersed in its splendor, and my direction will become clearer.