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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

A New Grand Central

  • Aired: 02/04/2008
  • 01:19
  • Rating: NR
By the turn of the twentieth century, hundreds of steam locomotives arrived at Grand Central Station daily, at a rate of one every 45 seconds. The Park Avenue tunnel, built to remove trains from Manhattan's surface and boost public safety, was itself dangerous: dark, smoky, with poor visibility. The new Grand Central, which opened in 1913, arose after decades of horrid conditions.
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