On February 1, 1913, more than 150,000 people rushed to Grand Central Terminal to gaze at New York City's newest landmark. A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the new Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street housed an underground electric train station that would revolutionize the way people traveled and transform midtown Manhattan.
[text adapted from gpb.org]
Written, Directed, and Produced by Michael Epstein
Edited by Kris Liem
Produced by WGBH for The American Experience