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Grand Central : gateway to a million lives

Author: John Belle; Maxinne Rhea Leighton
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is the story of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, the railway building whose birth, survival and restoration reflect the changes in America's history, culture and social consciousness and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Belle; Maxinne Rhea Leighton
ISBN: 0393047652 9780393047653 9780393084566 0393084566
OCLC Number: 40417712
Description: vii, 230 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Saving an archetype --
ch. 2. Life before the terminal --
ch. 3. How Grand Central became grand --
ch. 4. Real estate and train travel --
ch. 5. Home to the nation --
ch. 6. Grand Central of the imagination --
ch. 7. The decline of Grand Central --
ch. 8. The restoration cast assembles --
ch. 9. Grand Central is reborn --
ch. 10. Grand Central as a bazaar --
ch. 11. Into the Twenty-first Century.
Responsibility: John Belle [and] Maxinne R. Leighton.

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"This superb book exposes the critical role architecture plays in the expansion of our city fabric, and sets an appropriate backdrop for appreciating the anniversary of this monumental structure and Read more...

 
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