Building Grand Central Terminal

by Gregory Bilotto & Frank DiLorenzo

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.

Series: Images of Rail

Publication Date: May 29, 2017

ISBN: 9781439660515

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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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.