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The Lindley

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A collection of current insights into Murray Hill.

The Lindley

Journal

A collection of current insights into Murray Hill.

Inside the Secret Life of New York’s Grand Central Terminal

Inside the Secret Life of New York’s Grand Central Terminal

A New York icon since it was erected in 1913, Grand Central Terminal has long served as both a stunning architectural monument and a convenient commuter and shopping destination for the 750,000 visitors who pass through it each day. Unlike its fellow Manhattan commuter hub, Penn Station—which was torn down in the 1960s and rebuilt in a manner that lacked the former building’s style and elegance—Grand Central was preserved, thanks in part to a 1967 landmark designation. In 1986, the 63-track terminal underwent a 12-year rehabilitation project in which the billboards and cigarette smoke that once clung to its walls were done away with as its original Beaux-Arts glory was meticulously restored. In recent years, improvements to the terminal, including the addition of dining destinations like Shake Shack and luxury retailers like Tiffany & Co., have made the surrounding area more desirable than ever, and developers are taking notice. In fact, just blocks away, one of the city’s most highly anticipated buildings, The Lindley, recently topped out at 20 stories, with potential residents clamoring to secure one of the building’s 74 Rawlings Architects-designed Murray Hill luxury condos for themselves.

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