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New Yorkers celebrate Grand Central Terminal, former mayor Ed Koch

NEW YORK — New Yorkers marked the 100th birthday of Grand Central Terminal and ended up celebrating the legacy of another emblem of the city, former mayor Ed Koch, who died Friday and who supported efforts to spare Grand Central from demolition.

The terminal was even more crowded than usual as tourists and commuters leaned in to hear birthday speeches under the twinkling constellations that adorn the main concourse’s soaring ceiling.

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