7 Facts About Grand Central Terminal

1. Grand Central Terminal is a commuter rail terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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2. Construction on Grand Central Terminal started on June 19, 1903.

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3. In 1968, New York Grand Central Terminal, facing bankruptcy, merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad to form the Penn Grand Central Terminal Railroad.

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4. When Penn Grand Central Terminal reorganized as American Premier Underwriters in 1994, it retained ownership of Penn Grand Central Terminal.

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5. At the time of its completion, Grand Central Terminal offered several innovations in transit-hub design.

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6. When Grand Central Terminal opened, it hired two types of porters, marked with different-colored caps, to assist passengers.

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7. The structures immediately around Grand Central Terminal were developed shortly after the terminal's opening, while the structures along Park Avenue were constructed through the 1920s and 1930s.

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