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Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives


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This is the story of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, a remarkable and beautiful building whose birth, survival, and restoration reflect the critical role architecture plays in the expansion of our cities.

It begins with the historic struggle to save Grand Central in the wake of the destruction of Penn Station and in the face of economic forces in the real estate industry that were intent on its demise. There follows a chronological history of the previous two stations on the site, including construction of the present building. The text and photographs provide a fascinating firsthand account of the $400 million restoration, enlivened by the grand and anecdotal stories that involve the great building.


A reissue of the celebrated photographic tribute timed to coincide with the building’s one-hundredth anniversary.

About the Author

John Belle is founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle and principal architect of the Grand Central restoration. He lives in New York City.Maxinne R. Leighton is currently with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. She is the author of An Ellis Island Christmas.

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Belle, John
W. W. Norton & Company
Leighton, Maxinne R.
Aaron, Peter
Rudnick, James
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
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Updated Edition
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over 150 black-and-white and color photo
10.8 x 8.4 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Regional
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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » United States » East
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Nature and Landscape
History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Railroads » General

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