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We’ll explore the history of transportation in New York and learn how the railroads have been an important part of our daily lives and commerce.  From the early horse and carriage, to steam and diesel fueled trains, to the conversion to electricity, transportation has changed the way New Yorkers commute locally and to the suburbs.  The story of Grand Central Terminal is a remarkable architectural wonder for over 100 years.  You’ll hear about the transformation from train depot to train terminal, why two architectural firms had to collaborate to create the building.  We’ll look at the fascinating design details creating a new, modern, architectural complex that was stunning in classical details.  Find out who owns Grand Central and the creative idea behind how the complex earns money providing goods and services to the local community and the surrounding neighborhood.  How can 750,000 people walk through the building each day and avoid colliding into each other!  You’ll hear how the building was almost demolished, who saved it and how, what renovations took place.  We’ll take our virtual tour together so you can see the secrets of Grand Central and know where they are when you visit the building on your own.  As we move through the various areas, you’ll hear the stories about the art, décor and why it was used as a WW II spy training site, and see the locations made famous in movies shown around the world.

GRAND CENTRAL

TERMINAL:

“The only credential the city asked was the boldness to dream. For those who did, it unlocked its gates and its treasures, not caring who they were or where they came from.” 

Moss Hart, “Act One” 

  • Hear how New York’s early rail depots changed
     

  • Discover why a new terminal was necessary
     

  • Find out how the amazing design of the structure was created
     

  • Learn who helped to save Grand Central from demolition
     

  • Explore Grand Central’s history and restoration

  1. These 60-90-minute presentation use over 100 images taking you on a visual journey which makes the Grand Central Terminal complex come to life. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on makes New York so special.  

  2. Add a visit the site with Kitt Garrett, or one of our partners, or on your own. It’s a great way to

  3. be in a location and enjoy it. Kitt can provide either a 4-hour half day or 6-hour full day tour at additional cost. See The Story of New York City’s Five Boroughs:

  4. Within Your Grasp.

  5. Use Kitt’s photo stops while you are on location.

  6. Upload your photos into Tripcast.

  7. Download the photos into a book to keep your memories!

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