Tuesday, March 19, 2013

100 years of coming and going

Manhattan’s Grand Central Station, a classic of architecture, transport engineering and cinema—and the busiest train station in the States—is 100 years old.

Over the years, the terminal has appeared in many books and a host of movies:

It might look like the Paris Opera House from outside, but the inside was said to be the model for the Taggart Terminal in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

Every day more than 750,000 people come through its doors, where its main hall provides  the perfect model of spontaneous order: no cops, no ropes, no centralized direction, just order through individual liberty.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you been there? There are plenty of cops, there are also military and also para-military, there are ropes and bollards and signs with fines, there are VIPR teams and there are Hoeland Security.

Amit

3/20/2013 03:31:00 am  

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