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Grand Central

Grand Central's Engineer

William J. Wilgus and the Planning of Modern Manhattan

Grand Central's Engineer( )
Author: Schlichting, Kurt C.
Series title:The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.95
Book Description:

Few people have had as profound an impact on the history of New York City as William J. Wilgus. As chief engineer of the New York Central Railroad, Wilgus conceived the Grand Central Terminal, the city's magnificent monument to America's Railway Age. Kurt C. Schlichting here examines the remarkable career of this innovator, revealing how his tireless work moving people and goods over and under Manhattan Island's surrounding waterways forever changed New York's bustling...
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