It took 10 years of labor and $2 billion (adjusted for inflation) before the new Grand Central Terminal opened on Feb. 2, 1913 at midnight. That first day, over 150,000 people visited Grand Central. When it opened, The New York Times proclaimed: "Without exception, it is not only the greatest station in the United States, but the greatest station, of any type, in the world."
This year marks Grand Central Terminal's 100th birthday, highlighting its illustrious history, trailblazing ingenuity, and international importance.
To commemorate the centennial, and in honor of the greatest transit hub in New York—and possibly, the world—these are 10 Reasons Grand Central Terminal Is One of the Coolest Places in NYC. All aboard.
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