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NYC to mark landmark Grand Central Terminal's 100th birthday with music, speeches

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    FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, pedestrians and travelers stroll through the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal in New York. The landmark, one of the country's finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture and the most famous train station in America is celebrating it's 100th anniversary on February 1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, the famous opalescent clock keeps time at the center of the main concourse in Grand Central Terminal is shown in New York. The country's most famous train station and one of its finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture in America turns 100 on Feb. 1. The building's centennial comes 15 years after a triumphant renovation that removed decades of grime and decay. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)The Associated Press

New York City's Grand Central Terminal will celebrate its 100th birthday with a brass band, a "Sex and the City" star and an appearance by Caroline Kennedy.

It was Kennedy's mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who spearheaded efforts to save Grand Central from the wrecking ball in the 1970s. After a major restoration in the 1990s, it's now a popular tourist destination.

Friday's birthday party takes place exactly 100 years after the keys to Grand Central were first given to the stationmaster on Feb. 1, 1913.

Kennedy is the honorary chairwoman of the Grand Central Centennial Committee. Other speakers will include actress Cynthia Nixon and former Mets star Keith Hernandez.

The West Point Brass and Percussion Band will perform the world premiere of "Grand Central Centennial Fanfare."

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