Season 20, Episode 3 Grand Central
First Aired: February 4, 2008
The construction of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, which opened in 1913, is recalled. The project required the demolition of some 200 buildings and excavation of more than three million cubic yards of rock and dirt, plus the relocation of 25 miles worth of water and sewer lines. The documentary also details how a 1902 train accident that resulted in the deaths of 17 people spurred the project. Included: comments from John Belle, the chief architect of the Grand Terminal restoration.
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- Premiered: October 4, 1988
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)