Grand Central: An Engine of Scientific Innovation

17:25 minutes

In his book Grand Central: How A Train Station Transformed America, New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts writes of the scientific innovations pioneered at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, such as electric commuter trains and standardized time.

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Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts is author of Grand Central: How A Train Station Transformed America (Grand Central Publishing, 2013) and the urban affairs correspondent at the New York Times in New York, New York.

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About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.