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2/7/2012



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Plans under way for Grand Central Terminal's centennial celebration in 2013


Two committees have begun planning next year’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal’s opening in New York City, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and MTA Metro-North Railroad officials announced last week.

MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Lhota will serve as chairman of the Honorary Committee, while former Metro-North President and MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter Stangl will chair the Centennial Committee, which will help plan the year-long centennial celebration events.

The events will include music and other performances, a formal rededication ceremony and numerous public activities that will be capped with a gala celebration. The New York Transit Museum will kick off a six-week exhibition in the terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall, which will feature artifacts, archival material, moving images, and photos from the museum’s collection and private collectors that explore the terminal’s past, present and future.

“MTA and Metro-North have rebuilt the terminal into one of the great spaces of the city, a true crossroads that still inspires awe,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut. “This centennial will celebrate our commitment to this New York icon.”



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