I am studying Howard Thain’s Grand Central Station for my research assignment with the New-York Historical Society. Although Thain was born in Texas, his interest in New York’s history and culture stimulated his move there in 1919. His career was aligned with the illustrious roaring 1920s, but came to a decline as a result of the Great Depression. Another Thain masterpiece housed in the Historical Society is “The Great White Way”,a 1925 depiction of Times Square as a thriving theater district and commercial hotspot. Even though Thain was a product of the post-Impressionist age, he was not well known for his contribution to art history. My focus for the assignment is how Grand Central Terminal was constructed. Grand Central Terminal is one of the world’s most used transportation hubs, but this was not always the case. Prior to 1913, Grand Central Depot/Station, as it was then called, was nothing more than an average train station that was overlooked by many New Yorkers who instead saw value in the old Pennsylvania Station. From 1903 to 1913, a construction project took place in order transform a once banal transportation center into the unforgettable luxurious Grand Central Terminal. Due to its majestic nature and grand history, Grand Central Terminal attracts millions of viewers a year and still is able to engender a sense of awe.