America's Grand Stations
"2013 marks the centennial of Grand Central Terminal, New York City’s iconic train station built during the heyday of rail travel and considered a marvel of both engineering and architecture," says Governing. "The story of Grand Central -- its celebrated beginning, long decline, near loss and subsequent restoration -- is also the story of many other American rail stations that were once all but forgotten, but have found new lives as urban transit hubs."
The accompanying slide show celebrates ten "very grand, busy and vital train stations around the country," including Boston's South Station (1899), Chicago's Union Station (1925), and Portland's Union Station (1896).
Where will the nation's next generation of celebrated hubs be built?