Massive is what I would use to describe the station. Big thick muscular pillars on the front. And for some reason, they have been left unfinished like. I checked the wiki site and there was no explanation given. It is not finished and it shows.
There is this wonderful statue in front of the station. And like a muppet, I did not take a photo of the plaque which you can see at the bottom of the pillar. But google came to the rescue, its called as the Monument to Multiculturalism, crafted by Francesco Pirelli. Apparently there are four other identical statues by Pirelli, in Sydney, Australia, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Changchun, China and Buffalo City, South Africa. Quite interesting, what? Its a man surrounded with a globe and flying doves.
All around the building, there are names of the cities where presumably the train connections are. Its fascinating to note that most of these names have connections to the UK. Sudbury is next to our borough. Windsor is where the queen has her flat.
Another view of the great hall.
Yours truly taking a pic of the notice board while heading out of the station. I am sorry but I am not impressed. Here’s a photo essay of the Grand Central Station in NY. Now that’s an impressive building indeed. They should really polish up this place, its such a great place but the externals are crap and the inside is all dingy.