NYC’s landmark Grand Central terminal turns 100

Qian Liu (Sophie)

Headline:  NYC’s landmark Grand Central terminal turns 100

Due Date: 02/06/2013

Source: Yahoo news


On Friday, Feb.1, 2013, the landmark building of New York Grand central terminal was celebrating it’s 100 years old birthday and legacy with New Yorkers. As a renowned and extraordinary building, Grand Central was in danger of being demolished in 1970s to make way for a new office tower. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was one of the preservationists at the time to save this remarkable building. “She understood how great public spaces can help build community,” Kennedy said. And now it is remain as one of the most splendid building that shining in New York City.

I always think there are three important things that make designs become great and remarkable—People, stories and time. Designs were made for people, and then people made stories. These stories piled up along with time, adding memories, emotions, and histories to these designs. In all around the globe people are celebrating great designs in the cities, museums and daily life. Architecture is usually evident because it can be preserved longer than small things, like the Tokyo station in Tokyo, King Cross station in London, and Grand central Terminal in New York City. All in all, design is a human-centered thing, no matter what time, what area and what people.


Global Issue: Architecture/ history

Primary Design Lens: Architecture design

Secondary Design Lens: Emotion design

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