Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America pdf epub fb2

Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America by Sam Roberts, Pete Hamill pdf epub fb2

Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America Author: Sam Roberts, Pete Hamill
Title: Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America
ISBN: 1455525960
ISBN13: 978-1455525966
Other Formats: docx mobi lrf doc
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (January 22, 2013)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1569 kb
Size EPUB version: 1460 kb
Subcategory: Architecture




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.