Grand Central Centennial: ‘100 Years of Grandeur’ (New York Times)

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The Bowdoin Polar Bear in Grand Central Station Jan. 18, 2013, celebrating the 100th anniversary of its adoption as College mascot following a vote in New York City by the Alumni Association in 1913. Grand Central celebrates its 100th anniversary Feb. 2, 2013.

New York City’s Grand Central Terminal is about to celebrate a major milestone. February 2, 2013, marks 100 years since it officially opened to the public. The story of how a big idea turned into an even larger venture (it cost more than $2 billion in today’s dollars) is told in The New York Times by urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts, excerpted from his book, Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America, to be published later this month by Grand Central Publishing.

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