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NYC: Grand Central Terminal - Park Avenue Viaduct

Park Avenue Viaduct, also known as Pershing Square Viaduct runs from East 40th Street to Grand Central Terminal (pictured in the background). The Viadcut was conceived in 1903 by the architecture firm Reed & Stem as an expeditious way of moving traffic along Park Aveue and around the massive terminal. As designed by Warren & Wetmore in 1912, and constructed from 1917-1919, it consists of three low, broad arches--all originally open--composed of steel girders cantilevered from granite piers with ornate iron railing running along the roadway above the arches.


The Park Avenue Viaduct was designated a landmark by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1980.


In 2007, Grand Central Station was ranked #13 on the AIA 150 America's Favorite Architecture list.


Grand Central Terminal (Boundary Increase: Park Avenue Viaduct) National Register #83001726

Grand Central Terminal National Register #75001206

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Taken on April 28, 2003