New York Central Station
Lovejoy Street and Lindbergh Drive
architect: Alfred T. Fellheimer and Steward Wagner
owner: New York Central Railroad
Anthony Fedele & Galesi Realty (1979)
Thomas Telesco (1986)
Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (1997)
years built: 1927
Pullman Services Building
Despite the fact that its corner tower is a miniature skyscraper of the City Hall type this station achieves a grandiose scale together with a bold expression of function and construction in its great vaulted concourse.
The low wing to the right is an early example of a return to the horizontal. The asymmetrical grouping of the whole, if not altogether successful, is a valid attempt to attain monumentality without academic formality and intelligently emphasize the various component parts of the composition.