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Deconstructing History: Grand Central Terminal.

Deconstructing History: Grand Central Terminal.

Grand Central Terminal, one of New York’s exalted public spaces, is an ennobling experience, a gift." It's a sentiment that's been echoed throughout the iconic train station's existence. In 1975, as its owners at the Penn Central Railroad were going through bankruptcy, Ada Louise Huxtable wrote in the Times that Grand Central is "one of the most stunning achievements in the history of urban design." It's a building that is as functional as it is magical. Today, Kristen reports on Grand Central Terminal, we get an insiders’ tour of the busiest train station in the country.  Host to more than half a million visitors each day, the building is rich with history.  From a secret platform used by a former U.S. President to the home of an atlas rocket during the space-race – Grand Central Terminal is an American treasure. We also take a closer look at the extraordinary architecture that’s undergone preservation and restoration throughout the years.  And it’s not just the interior beauty of the station – the outside is equally impressive!