December 6, 2017

Trouble Is Brewing

Penn Central, the resultant conglomerate of a merger between the New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroads, leased Grand Central Terminal to developer UGP Properties, Inc. UGP proposed building a 55-story tower designed by Marcel Breuer above Grand Central.  The terminal’s facade would have been preserved, but rendered virtually invisible; the entire main waiting room and part of the main concourse would have been demolished.