Grand Central’s Engineer: William J. Wilgus and the Planning of Modern Manhattan

Title

Grand Central’s Engineer: William J. Wilgus and the Planning of Modern Manhattan

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Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

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 transportation system. – Publisher description.

ISBN

9781421403021

Publication Date

2012

Publication Information

Schlichting, Kurt. Grand Central’s Engineer: William J. Wilgus and the Planning of Modern Manhattan. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012