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Grand Central Entrance Named After Ex-First Lady

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foyer comes to Grand Central

A newly renovated entrance to Grand Central Terminal is being dedicated to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who led the historic fight to save the terminal.

A ceremony dedicating the entrance at Park Avenue and East 42nd Street to the former first lady is scheduled for Monday.

The entrance is being named the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foyer. A large plaque features a bronze relief of Onassis and describes her role in saving the terminal.

Her efforts led to the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the city's Landmark Law in 1978 and saving Grand Central from having a 53-story tower built atop it.

The Beaux-Arts train terminal opened in 1913.
 

 

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