In this New York Times video, author and Times writer Sam Roberts talks about some of the secrets of Grand Central, all part of his book entitled Grand Central: How A Train Station Transformed America.
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.
Grand Central: How A Train Station Transformed America is available for purchase on Amazon.