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  1. Jeff M. says:

    OMG, these are incredible — especially that cutaway view!

    But what I obviously missed somewhere along the way, seems to be (if the illustrations here show what I think they do) that the original plans called for the main concourse ceiling to include a huge skylight rather than the constellation mural. Is that right?

    • Emily says:

      Yeah, I made a comment about it in the post, but I don’t think it was clear, so I rewrote that part… one of the earlier Warren & Wetmore drawings showed a large skylight in the main concourse as opposed to the painted ceiling!

  2. Jeff M. says:

    You’re right, I was so entranced by the pictures I hurriedly skimmed your text (sorry!).

    To be completely accurate, though, it should be noted that the original skylight idea appears not in one of the drawings, but in two — it’s in that cutaway view as well!

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  4. Al Cyone says:

    For anyone who missed it, there’s a great article (and video) in today’s NY Times, excerpted from the forthcoming book, “Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America“, by Sam Roberts.

  5. Al Brecken says:

    Private Enterprise = the (Very Grand ) Grand Central Terminal

    Public Enterprise = inevitable and certain waste , fraud , incomptence , and corruption on a VERY “Grand” ( extensive ) scale , SA the “Big Dig” in Boston —-


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