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New York City's Grand Central Terminal

New York City
Saturday, March 2, 2013

New York City's Grand Central Terminal celebrated its centennial in February 2013. Architectural historian Barry Lewis talks about the history and construction of Grand Central in the early 20th century. Mr. Lewis also discusses the importance of the terminal's location within the city and how Grand Central altered the area surrounding it. The New-York Historical Society hosted this event.

Updated: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:45am (ET)

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