On February 1. 1913, more than 150,000 people eagerly rushed to Grand Central Terminal to gaze at New York City's newest landmark. A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the new Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street housed an underground electric train station that would revolutionize the way people traveled and transform midtown Manhattan. By 1947, over sixty five million people the equivalent of forty percent of the population of the United States had traveled through the station. The AMERICAN EXPIRIENCE film tells the dramatic story Of the famous landmark's construction through interviews with historians and architects, while weaving in contemporary portraits from present day New Yorkers who describe their personal connections to Grand Central. Today, it remains one of New York and America's most famous spaces and a living monument to the nation's great railway age.|
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AMX62004 • RUNNING TIME: APPROX. 60 MINUTES • COL
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