Tomorrow, New York City’s Grand Central turns 100 years old!
Once a smokey rail yard between 45th and 49th, the area was littered with breweries, factories, warehouses, slaughterhouses and tenements – a far cry from the swanky hotels and modern office towers that now prevail. The terminal building – now located at 42nd and Park Avenue – is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Built by architects Reed & Stem and Warren & Wetmore, construction took nearly 10 years officially opened to the public on February 2, 1913.
Today, New York officially kicks off the celebration with an elaborate openning ceremony featuring celebrity guests Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City), Billy Collins (poet), Caroline Kennedy (daughter of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), Keith Hernandez (New York Mets) and Grammy Award-winning singer Melissa Manchester.
Tours, and other special events will take place throughout February and the rest of the year so be sure to plan a stop at the busy terminal on your next visit to the Big Apple.
To get the full schedule of events, visit: www.grandcentralterminal.com