With Michael Jordan, restaurateurs Peter and Penny Glazier opened a new restaurant overlooking the main concourse at Grand Central Terminal. A series of screen walls define different areas and mediate between the scale of the terminal and that of the restaurant. A tall curved, wood wall, crowned with a dramatically lit metal leaf cornice, is inspired by the Beaux Arts design of the terminal, and separates the large dining room from a smaller private dining area. Many details were inspired by the train known as the Twentieth Century Limited (designed in the 1930s), famous for its elegance and streamlined shape. With the use of the finishes, materials, furniture, and lighting, it evokes the romantic age of train travel and the energy of the industrial era long identified with Grand Central Terminal.
David Rockwell (Principal in Charge), Linda Casper, Leonard Composano, Masako Fukuoka, Nancy Mah, Olga Rodriguez, Sam Trimble
Calabrese Development Corp., LaSalle Partners, Williams Jackson & Ewing, Rodney D. Gibble Consulting Engineers, Focus Lighting Inc., Averett Free & Ginsberg, Commercial Kitchen Design, Inc., Goldman Copeland Associates, P.C., Michael Zenreich
Concord Woodwork, Ltd., Jacob Froehich Cabinet Works, Roo Designs, Artco, Souveran, Teddy and Arthur Edelman, Zax, Ulster Carpet, Aztec, Naples Upholstery, Joseph Noble, Shelby Williams, Brunschwig and Fils, Surfacing Arts, Van Vechten, Museum Editions, Waterworks, George Taylor, Clarence House