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Vanderbilt’s Grand Central – first one hundred years

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By SisiBroad | January 31, 2013 8:51 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 Grand Central Station, officially named Grand Central Terminal, is a historic New York City attraction. Built by the New York Central Railroad, the stations was named Grand Central Depot in 1871, changed to Grand Central Station in 1900, and by 1913 was finally named Grand Central Terminal.

Vanderbilt’s Grand Central The Beaux Arts style, which was very popular at the turn of the twentieth century is at base of the architecture of Grand Central Station New York

Grand Central Terminal is one of the busiest train stations in the world. Grand Central serves nearly 200,000 NYC commuters every day. In the 1960’s, this famous NYC landmark was nearly torn down, but with the help of first-lady Jacqueline Kennedy, it was designated as a historic American landmark. Renovations at the Grand Central Terminal were completed in 1998, and once more in 2007, with this Beaux-Arts NY landmark receiving an extensive cleaning of its ceiling.

In 1863, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt was elected president The New York and Harlem Railroad  (now the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line) , more known as the Harlem, and took control over it.

In 1869, Vanderbilt directed the Harlem to begin construction of the so called Grand Central Depot on 42nd Street in Manhattan. It was finished in 1871.

The statue of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt by Ernst Plassman was executed in 1869 and moved to its current location on the south facade of Grand Central Terminal in 1913. To see it you have to drive over the ramp of Grand Central.

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