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Building Grand Central Terminal by Gregory Bilotto

Title Building Grand Central Terminal
Author Gregory Bilotto
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release 2017-05-29
Category Architecture
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1439660514
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station Statuary and Sculptures
Author David D. Morrison
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release 2019-07-15
Category History
Total Pages 128
ISBN 146710325X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Opened in 1913, Grand Central Terminal is a world-famous landmark building with a magnificent 48-foot-high, 1,500-ton statuary group on top of the main facade. Designed by sculptor Jules-Felix Coutan, a 13-foot-wide Tiffany clock serves as the centerpiece. The figure above the clock is Mercury, with Hercules to the left and Minerva to the right. In the late 1990s, a historic restoration was performed on the terminal after which two cast-iron eagle statues were placed over entrances at Lexington Avenue and Forty-Second Street/Vanderbilt Avenue. These eagles were from the 1898 Grand Central Station building that was demolished in 1910 to make room for the construction of the new Grand Central Terminal structure. Penn Station, which opened in 1910, covered two full city blocks and had statuary groups, designed by sculptor Adolph Weinman, on all four sides of the building. After Penn Station was demolished in the mid-1960s, the statuary was dispersed throughout various locations, mainly in the Northeast.

Grand Central Terminal by Kurt C. Schlichting

Title Grand Central Terminal
Author Kurt C. Schlichting
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
Release 2003-04-30
Category Architecture
Total Pages 243
ISBN 0801872960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Looks behind the facade to see the hidden engineering marvels . . . will deepen anyone’s appreciation for New York’s most magnificent interior space.” —The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Award in Architecture from the Association of American Publishers Grand Central Terminal, one of New York City’s preeminent buildings, stands as a magnificent Beaux-Arts monument to America’s Railway Age, and it remains a vital part of city life today. Completed in 1913 after ten years of construction, the terminal became the city’s most important transportation hub, linking long-distance and commuter trains to New York’s network of subways, elevated trains, and streetcars. Its soaring Grand Concourse still offers passengers a majestic gateway to the wonders beyond 42nd Street. In Grand Central Terminal, Kurt C. Schlichting traces the history of this spectacular building, detailing the colorful personalities, bitter conflicts, and Herculean feats of engineering that lie behind its construction. Schlichting begins with Cornelius Vanderbilt—“The Commodore”—whose railroad empire demanded an appropriately palatial passenger terminal in the heart of New York City. Completed in 1871, the first Grand Central was the largest rail facility in the world and yet—cramped and overburdened—soon proved thoroughly inadequate for the needs of this rapidly expanding city. William Wilgus, chief engineer of the New York Central Railroad, conceived of a new Grand Central Terminal, one that would fully meet the needs of the New York Central line. Grand Central became a monument to the creativity and daring of a remarkable age. More than a history of a train station, this book is the story of a city and an age as reflected in a building aptly described as a secular cathedral.

Grand Central Terminal by Anthony W. Robins

Title Grand Central Terminal
Author Anthony W. Robins
Publisher Abrams
Release 2013-02-15
Category Transportation
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1613123876
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Opened in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal—one of the country’s great architectural monuments—helped create Midtown Manhattan. Over the next century, it evolved into an unofficial town square for New York. Today, it sits astride Park Avenue at 42nd Street in all its original splendor, attracting visitors by the thousands. This new book celebrates Grand Central’s Centennial by tracing the Terminal’s history and design, and showcasing 200 photographs of its wonders—from the well-trodden Main Concourse to its massive power station hidden 10 stories below. The stunning photographs, some archival and some taken by Frank English, official photographer of Metro-North Railroad for more than 25 years, capture every corner of this astonishing complex. Praise for Grand Central Terminal: “The book is thoroughly researched and reads like a library of design, lifestyles, art and trivia that even New Yorkers don’t know.” —NY Arts Magazine

Grand Central Terminal by Kurt C. Schlichting

Title Grand Central Terminal
Author Kurt C. Schlichting
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Release 2013-07-22
Category Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781421411927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More than a history of a train station, this book is the story of a city and an age as reflected in a building aptly described as a secular cathedral.

Title Grand Central Terminal
Author
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Release 1982
Category Book jackets
Total Pages 145
ISBN 9780960689224
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Grand Central Terminal by Kevin Blake

Title Grand Central Terminal
Author Kevin Blake
Publisher American Places: From Vision t
Release 2017-12-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781684024360
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At the stroke of midnight on February 2, 1913, Grand Central Terminal opened for business in New York City. At the time, it was the largest and most luxurious station in the world. Throughout the day, more than 150,000 people pushed through its shiny doors. They gasped at the building's size, beauty, and technological wonders. After seeing it, a reporter called it "the greatest station, of any type, in the world." Grand Central Terminal traces the incredible story of one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the United States. The book describes how the massive train station was built and how it utilized smart design and cutting-edge technology to accommodate millions of travelers. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story. Grand Central Terminal is part of Bearport's American Places series.

Grand Central Air Terminal by John Underwood

Title Grand Central Air Terminal
Author John Underwood
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release 2006
Category History
Total Pages 127
ISBN 9780738546827
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From 1923, when it was known as the Glendale Airport, to the World War II era, when the military took it over, Grand Central Air Terminal was the main commercial airport serving Southern California and the ancestral home of what became Convair (General Dynamics) and Hughes Aircraft. The first scheduled transcontinental passenger service was flown out of Grand Central by Charles Lindbergh, with Amelia Earhart among the passengers. Grand Central had the first paved runway west of the Rocky Mountains, and was a terminal for Pickwick, TWA, American, and Pan Am's Mexican subsidiary. After Pearl Harbor, commercial operations ceased and the Army Air Corps turned Grand Central into a training center and a key element in the air defenses for Los Angeles when a Japanese invasion seemed imminent.

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