GRAND CENTRAL: How A Train Station Transformed America


GRAND CENTRAL: How A Train Station Transformed America

SAM ROBERTS    Book Number: 90574    Product format: Paperback

On February 2nd 1913, the doors to Grand Central Terminal officially opened to the public and immediately it became one of the most beautiful and recognisable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the 100 year old terminal, Sam Roberts of the New York Times looks back at the terminal's conception, amazing history, and the far reaching cultural effects of Grand Central. He explores how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via the train. Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, we go into unseen areas from the tunnels to the command centre to hidden passageways and hear stories about famous movies which have used it as a location, to the 48 foot long snake that made the building his home. Discover mysteries like the ubiquitous decorative acorns, the secret staircase and various secret underground locations and of course the Grand Central Oyster Bar, a lunchtime favourite. All about the engineers, the commodore, restoration, characters and communication. Many colour and archive photos, 304pp in heavyweight softback.
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