Transportation

Grand Central Station Turns 100

Posted on February 01, 2013
HU007433.jpg Photograph by Hal Morey/Corbis

Grand Central Terminal opened at midnight on Feb. 1, 1913, instantly becoming New York City's largest transportation hub and one its most iconic buildings. The building in Midtown Manhattan cost $80 million to construct and sits on nearly 70 acres, two and a half times the size of nearby Pennsylvania station. It connects commuters with the Metro-North Railroad and the subway, and a mega-project is underway now to add Long Island Rail Railroad to that list.

Officials are celebrating the terminal's 100th birthday today with cake, a new museum exhibit, performances and celebrity appearances.

Click through to see iconic historical photos of the station, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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