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JAN 31, 2013 - The Economist

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Grand Central: The survivor

“EUROPE has its cathedrals and we have Grand Central Station,” said Philip Johnson, an architect, when he along with Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Kent Barwick, then a director of New York’s Municipal Art Society (MAS), fought to save the station from demolition in the 1970s. It took a Supreme Court decision to save the magnificent Beaux-Arts building; but it survived and launched its year-long centennial celebration on February 1st.The station’s architectural oddities, still delight. A concave ceiling in the main concourse depicting the constellations draws the eye upwards. The station helped ... Read More

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