Surely one of the great buildings on this planet, and to think that unscrupulous developers wanted to tear it down and make a quick great big buck.
Thanks be to Jackie O for being the inspiration and power of the movement to stop this act of supreme greed, vandalism and bastardry.
A visit or holiday in New York is not a visit or an holiday without a little time spent in the grandeur of this beautiful edifice. It takes my breath away.
Today 3rd February 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of it’s opening and I and my family, the War Office, Dopey Daughter, Emma Boo; Luke and Nathan all wish it a very Happy Birthday.
(A not very good photograph of the War Office and me taken in Grand Central 29th June 2008)
2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Grand Central Station”
didn’t “unscrupulous developers” tear down working class housing to develope it in the first place? Now that it is built, it is a building of significance worth preserving. I hope they have a plaque in it, in memory of those left homeless by its construction. I suppose it is a good place for street people to go to get shelter during freezing winter days and nights, or are the homeless “moved on”? I’m told it has another social function as a “pick up” area, or is my information out-of-date, like me?
Not as far as I can ascertain Neill, what they did do was for the benefit of all New Yorkers. well those living on Manhattan. Perhaps I should do a follow up on the many benefits to Manhattan which far outweigh any disadvantages which may have occurred.