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The Missing Treasure

T. The Missing Treasure. I. Times Square, New York. I. The Chrysler Building. I. World Trade Center. I. Brooklyn Bridge. Lower Manhattan, 1900. Pennsylvania Station, 1910 - 1964. B1. B1. B1. B1. B1. B1. B1. B1. B1. In August, 1962, artists and architects paraded,

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The Missing Treasure

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  1. T The Missing Treasure

  2. I Times Square, New York

  3. I The Chrysler Building

  4. I World Trade Center

  5. I Brooklyn Bridge

  6. Lower Manhattan, 1900

  7. Pennsylvania Station, 1910 - 1964 B1

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  15. B1 In August, 1962, artists and architects paraded, hoping to save the monumental building from demolition.

  16. B1 For a year, they fought to save McKim, Mead and White’s masterpiece. They met with the mayor and made front-page news. They lost. The station was gone by 1966.

  17. Today, architects and city leaders call the demolition a moral outrage. "We knew we wouldn’t win, but we did hope to change the climate." B1

  18. Across town … another stone hulk prepared for the wrecking ball … Trans

  19. B2 The Grand Central Terminal

  20. B2 1913 - Present

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  22. B2 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's train car still sits on a secret stub of track beneath Grand Central. The track ended under the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where a private elevator took the President’s party to … The President’s Suite.

  23. In 1968, Penn Central unveiled plans for a tower even bigger than the 1963 Pan Am Building to be built over Grand Central. B2

  24. B2 The Supreme Court saved the terminal, holding that the city’s Landmarks Preservation Act did not constitute a "taking" of the developer’s property under the Fifth Amendment.

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  27. B2 Ending in 2007, the exterior was again cleaned and restored, starting with the west facade on Vanderbilt Avenue and gradually working counter- clockwise.

  28. End

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