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Building Grand Central Terminal

Author : Gregory Bilotto,Frank DiLorenzo
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2017-05-29
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781439660515

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Building Grand Central Terminal by Gregory Bilotto,Frank DiLorenzo Pdf

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.

Grand Central Terminal

Author : Kurt C. Schlichting
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2003-04-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780801872969

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Grand Central Terminal by Kurt C. Schlichting Pdf

“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

Author : Sam Roberts
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Page : 271 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2013-01-22
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781455525959

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Grand Central by Sam Roberts Pdf

A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred year old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters. Along the way, Roberts will explore how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion in the country, and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via the railroad. Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central -- from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways. With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the celestial ceiling in the main lobby (including its stunning mistake) to the homeless denizens who reside in the building's catacombs, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution.

Grand Central Terminal

Author : Anthony W. Robins,NY Transit Museum
Publisher : ABRAMS
Page : 1148 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2016-12-13
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781613123874

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Grand Central Terminal by Anthony W. Robins,NY Transit Museum Pdf

Packed with extraordinary photos, illustrations, and historical facts, a celebration of the legendary Manhattan rail terminal’s first century. 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 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 ten stories below. The stunning photographs, some archival and some taken by Frank English, official photographer of Metro-North Railroad for more than twenty-five years, capture every corner of this astonishing complex.

Building the Skyline

Author : Jason M. Barr
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2016-05-12
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780199344383

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Building the Skyline by Jason M. Barr Pdf

The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Much has been written about the city's architecture and its general history, but little work has explored the economic forces that created the skyline. In Building the Skyline, Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. In the process, he debunks some widely held misconceptions about the city's history. Starting with Manhattan's natural and geological history, Barr moves on to how these formations influenced early land use and the development of neighborhoods, including the dense tenement neighborhoods of Five Points and the Lower East Side, and how these early decisions eventually impacted the location of skyscrapers built during the Skyscraper Revolution at the end of the 19th century. Barr then explores the economic history of skyscrapers and the skyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes. He discusses why skyscrapers emerged downtown and why they appeared three miles to the north in midtown-but not in between the two areas. Contrary to popular belief, this was not due to the depths of Manhattan's bedrock, nor the presence of Grand Central Station. Rather, midtown's emergence was a response to the economic and demographic forces that were taking place north of 14th Street after the Civil War. Building the Skyline also presents the first rigorous investigation of the causes of the building boom during the Roaring Twenties. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the boom was largely a rational response to the economic growth of the nation and city. The last chapter investigates the value of Manhattan Island and the relationship between skyscrapers and land prices. Finally, an Epilogue offers policy recommendations for a resilient and robust future skyline.

Purchase of Grand Central Station Post Office Building, New York City. Hearing ... on S. 4771 ... June 8, 1932

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Public buildings and grounds
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 44 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 1932
Category : Electronic
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110730046

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Purchase of Grand Central Station Post Office Building, New York City. Hearing ... on S. 4771 ... June 8, 1932 by United States. Congress. Senate. Public buildings and grounds Pdf

Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station

Author : David D. Morrison
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2019-07-15
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781439667415

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Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station by David D. Morrison Pdf

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

Author : Anthony W. Robins,NY Transit Museum
Publisher : ABRAMS
Page : 1148 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2016-12-13
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781613123874

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Grand Central Terminal by Anthony W. Robins,NY Transit Museum Pdf

Packed with extraordinary photos, illustrations, and historical facts, a celebration of the legendary Manhattan rail terminal’s first century. 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 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 ten stories below. The stunning photographs, some archival and some taken by Frank English, official photographer of Metro-North Railroad for more than twenty-five years, capture every corner of this astonishing complex.

Grand Central, the World's Greatest Railway Terminal

Author : William D. Middleton
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Architecture
ISBN : MINN:31951D00244016I

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Grand Central, the World's Greatest Railway Terminal by William D. Middleton Pdf

Inside Grand Central Terminal

Author : Kurt Boone,John Sarsgard
Publisher : Kurt Boone Books
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2007-06
Category : African American young men
ISBN : 0978994604

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Inside Grand Central Terminal by Kurt Boone,John Sarsgard Pdf

Inside Grand Central Terminal is a unique story about and written by Kurt Boone--with photography by John Sarsgard--a veteran messenger who rode all 22 major subway lines in a week picking up and delivering critical documents and packages to businesses in New York City. Mr. Boone used Grand Central Terminal as his main location to expedite pick-up and delivery of documents--because at Grand Central Terminal, the subway trains run every few minutes.

Grand Central Terminal

Author : Ken Powell,Kenneth Powell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 62 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 1996-05-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015036087107

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Grand Central Terminal by Ken Powell,Kenneth Powell Pdf

This book looks at Grand Central Terminal, in the heart of Manhattan. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the distignuished partnership of architects Warren and Wetmore.

The Masterpiece

Author : Fiona Davis
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2018-08-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781524742966

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The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis Pdf

In this captivating novel, New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them. For most New Yorkers, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future. It is 1928, and Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. Though not even the prestige of the school can override the public's disdain for a "woman artist," fiery Clara is single-minded in her quest to achieve every creative success—even while juggling the affections of two very different men. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression...and that even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to come. By 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay's life. Dilapidated and dangerous, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, it is simply her last resort. Recently divorced, she has just accepted a job in the information booth in order to support herself and her college-age daughter, Ruby. But when Virginia stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolor, her eyes are opened to the elegance beneath the decay. She embarks on a quest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece—an impassioned chase that draws Virginia not only into the battle to save Grand Central but deep into the mystery of Clara Darden, the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 1931.

Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center

Author : James Marston Fitch,Diana S. Waite
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 54 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 1974
Category : Historic buildings
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037871113

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Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center by James Marston Fitch,Diana S. Waite Pdf

Grand Central

Author : John Belle,Maxinne Rhea Leighton
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : New York (N.Y.)
ISBN : 0393084566

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Grand Central by John Belle,Maxinne Rhea Leighton Pdf

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