Building Grand Central Terminal

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The history of Grand Central Terminal, from construction to world-famous landmark, and its influence on the New York City community surrounding it. Built in the heart of the Empire City is the world's greatest and most iconic railway terminal. A colossal Beaux-Arts style transport nexus, Grand Central Terminal was completed in 1913 from the legacy of the railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. The terminal quickly became vital to travel and today accommodates 750,000 people daily. This book documents the construction of Grand Central Terminal, the former Grand Central Depot (1871) and Grand Central Station (1900), and illuminates the incredible story of the terminal that revolutionized transport, developed Midtown Manhattan, and opened railroad access to suburban areas.
ISBN: 9781467124904
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Gregory Bilotto, a trained archaeologist, is finishing his doctoral degree in archaeology and art history at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. He is local to the Hudson River Valley and an avid preservationist. His latest book, Along the Mount Beacon Incline Railway, was released with Arcadia Publishing in 2015. Frank DiLorenzo is a mechanical engineer and inventor with over four decades of working experience on the railroad, including at Grand Central Terminal. He is also local to the Hudson River Valley and remains active with lifelong service to several community and nonprofit organizations. Images for this book were collected from numerous public and private sources, including libraries, historical societies, individual collections, and the archives of Grand Central Terminal's Frederick Ely Williamson Library.
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