Video: SOM, WXY, and Foster + Partners Describe Plans For Grand Central
October 19, 2012
Architizer worked with MAS to produce this video about future plans for the area around Grand Central Terminal.
When it comes to ranking Beaux-Arts architecture here in New York City, Grand Central Terminal handily takes the crown (and don’t you dare disagree). Designed by Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore, the elegant and expansive rail station opened in 1913. As most know, the building faced the wrecking ball in the late 1960s but was saved by impassioned preservationists (and ultimately the Supreme Court). The Municipal Art Society played a key role in the fight to protect this city landmark. Thank you, MAS!
Next year, Grand Central will celebrate its 100th birthday. Woohoo! In honor of this anniversary, MAS asked three leading firms—SOM, WXY, and Foster + Partners—to prepare futuristic schemes for the congested area around the transit hub (we profiled the concepts earlier today —see them here). MAS then asked Architizer to produce this video about the initiative, which debuted yesterday during the impressive MAS Design Summit. We were honored to be part of this project, as we’re proud New Yorkers who treasure our beloved Grand Central. We look forward to what lies ahead!
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