Grand Central Looks to 2013 Centennial
Grand Central Looks to 2013 Centennial Eric Konon, flickr
Grand Central Terminal is planning its centennial celebration as New York's landmark transportation hub.
The railroad station that has served as a gateway to the city since 1913 unveiled a new logo Tuesday. It features an image of the big clock that's a popular meeting spot.
Grand Central serves 750,000 commuters daily plus visitors who shop, take photos and eat at restaurants.
Modeled on ancient Roman baths, the terminal is home to Metro-North, the nation's busiest commuter railroad that links the city with northern suburbs.
Tunnels are being excavated so the Long Island Rail Road can stop at Grand Central as well by 2016.
The honorary chair of the centennial committee is Caroline Kennedy. Her late mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis helped save the terminal from demolition.