Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

Sam Roberts

A wealthy, illustrated - and exciting -- historical past of the enduring Grand principal Terminal, from considered one of long island City's favourite writers, simply in time to have a good time the teach station's a centesimal exceptional anniversary.

In the iciness of 1913, Grand critical Station was once formally opened and instantly grew to become the most attractive and recognizable ny landmarks. during this party of the single hundred yr outdated terminal, Sam Roberts of The manhattan Times seems to be again at Grand Central's notion, extraordinary heritage, and the far-reaching cultural results of the station that keeps to amaze travelers and trip busy commuters.

Along the way in which, Roberts will discover how the new york transit hub really foreshadowed the evolution of suburban enlargement in the rustic, and fostered the nation's westward growth and development through the railroad.

Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes details, this e-book will enable readers to peek into the key and unseen parts of Grand crucial -- from the tunnels, to the command middle, to the hidden passageways.

With tales approximately every little thing from the recognized video clips that experience used Grand vital as a situation to the celestial ceiling broadly speaking foyer (including its beautiful mistake) to the homeless denizens who dwell within the building's catacombs, this is an interesting and, intriguing examine a real American institution.

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