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Book to mark Grand Central Terminal's centennial

Posted on February 5, 2013

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The event of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial is being marked by the release of a new hardcover book that takes a look deep behind the scenes of the greatest railway terminal in the world.

Delving into the magnificent landmark’s history and design, the 224-page book is packed with more than 250 color and black and white photographs sourced from the photo collection of Metro-North Railroad and the archives of the New York Transit Museum.

Museum Director Gabrielle Shubert called the Terminal an extremely popular topic with several books having been written about it but, “We wanted to examine interesting topics that had been overlooked in other books. We sought to spotlight Grand Central Terminal as a unique public space where over the years, people have come to celebrate, to mourn and to just pass the time amidst truly spectacular surroundings,” said Shubert.

“Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark,” by the New York Transit Museum and Anthony W. Robins serves as a coffee table celebration of an historic piece of New York City architecture and the year-long centennial event.

The informative text is enhanced by stunning photographs taken over the past century, including many recent images from just-retired Metro-North photographer Frank English and the MTA’s chief photographer, Patrick Cashin.

“This richly illustrated book brings to life the history and glamour of the Terminal where some of us are privileged to work,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut. “Even those of us who know the terminal intimately will garner new knowledge from Robins’ insightful book.”

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