Grand Central Terminal will be celebrating its centennial all year long, and though the train station is located in Manhattan, there's a reason Queens buffs can share in the pride and excitement of this historic occasion: The iconic statues were made in our own Long Island City.
Photographer August Kruzensk visited the William Bradley and Sons Stone Yard as the statues, which include the mythological figures Minerva, Hercules and Mercury, were being crafted and assembled. The photos Kruzensk took in 1914 can be viewed at the Archives at Queens Library.
For more on the history of this New York landmark, check out:
Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America, published in 2013 in conjunction with Grand Central's centennial.
Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives, which tells the story of a remarkable and beautiful building whose birth, survival, and restoration reflect the critical role architecture plays in the expansion of our cities.
100 Years New: The Immediacy of New York City Landmarks for Our Lives Today, a free event at Queens Library at Flushing: Join regional planner John Stern and architects Anthony Romeo and Dale Laurin as they discuss Grand Central Terminal and the Woolworth Building, which were both completed in 1913.
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