Date: Dec 20, 2018Time: 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Dec202018

HBS Club of NY Senior Event: Tour of Grand Central Terminal with an HBS Docent

Thu, 10:45 AM TO 12:00 PM Grand Central Terminal
Alumni OnlySeniors

Description

Explore beautiful Grand Central in the Christmas season. Now 105 years old with a rich history, it is better than ever, and even more popular with visitors both for its architecture and the stories behind the scenes.

The tour will include explaining the architectural style inside and out, and understanding the colossal growth of railroading as America’s first major industry, followed by later collapse and near destruction of GCT. Then came the dramatic rescue via a Supreme Court decision, leading to renovation and rejuvenation and now popularity. You will also get the inside story of the tennis courts, the Campbell Apartment, and The Twentieth Century Limited, plus what is coming next – called East Side Access.

The tour starts at 10:45 AM at Track 29 of the Main Concourse. Come early to get your audio headset that makes listening easy. The tour will last about one hour and fifteen minutes – or until approximately 12 Noon.

At the conclusion of the tour, there will be an optional group lunch at The Oyster Bar, a la carte. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Bill Rosser at bill.rosser77@gmail.com.

The limit for this tour is 30 people. Please email programming@hbscny.org if you wish to join the wait list.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.

Bios

Speaker

Bill Rosser '62

VP, Distinguished Analyst at Gartner Inc.

Your tour guide will be Bill Rosser, HBS MBA 1962. He has been active as a regular volunteer docent at GCT for five years with the Municipal Art Society. He is also active with the HBSCNY Senior Program Committee as co-chairman, plus its regular brown-bag lunch, and its Book Group. Other retirement activities after a career in information technology are the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York Architecture League, and DoCoMoMo.

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Date Time

Date: Dec 20, 2018Time: 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Location

Grand Central Terminal89 E 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Price

  • 15 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • 35 / Non-Member

Attendees

Lloyd Baroody, Robert Benjamin, Susan Benjamin, J. Bevan, Jazmin Cabeza, Charlie Murphy Dodson, John Dodson, Paula Garzon, Mitchell Gordon, Mary Hainsworth, Thomas Heckel, Brian Leahy, Dorothy Leonard, John Leonard, Sergio Marrero, Ellen Maserati, Jean-Louis Maserati, William McElroy, Zeina Mehio, Evelyne Otten, Michael Otten, Bill Rosser, Alan Silberstein, Lance Stuart, Suzanne Sullivan, Jeff Weitzman

Organizer

Bill Rosser '62

Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017