Happy 100th Birthday, Grand Central Terminal!

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Grand Central Terminal is celebrating its Centennial this week.

Happy Birthday to one of New York’s best and most beautiful landmarks—you are grand, indeed!

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This poem was written by Billy Collins in honor of the occasion. You can hear it being read aloud, and view some present-day scenes of Grand Central’s interior, here.

Image: Grand Central Depot (as it was then called) (1914), via Museum of the City of New York.