Grand Central entrance named after ex-first lady

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: The entrance to Grand Central Market in Grand Central Station is seen on September 10, 2011 in New York City. The borough of Manhattan was a tense mix of tourists and heavy security on the day before the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 25: Entrance to the Oyster Bar Restaurant in Grand Central Terminal. (Photo by Susan Watts/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
New York, UNITED STATES: Pedestrians make their way through Grand Central Station past a closed subway entrance 20 December, 2005 in New York. Earlier Tuesday, the Transport Workers Union's (WTU) leaders rejected the latest contract offer by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and voted to go on strike for the first time in 25 years, in open defiance of a state law banning strikes by public workers, leaving more than seven million people without their usual ride to work. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 17: Jacueline Kennedy Onassis answers reporters questions at 30th St. station in Philadelphia. Jackie, along with 310 others, rode the Landmark Express as part of the Municipal Art Society's Committee to Save Grand Central Terminal. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Jackie Onassis & Caroline Kennedy during Party for Save Grand Central Station at The Oyster Bar in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

NEW YORK (AP) - A newly renovated entrance to Grand Central Terminal is being dedicated to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who led the historic fight to save the terminal.

A ceremony dedicating the entrance at Park Avenue and East 42nd Street to the former first lady is scheduled for Monday.

The entrance is being named the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foyer. A large plaque features a bronze relief of Onassis and describes her role in saving the terminal.

Her efforts led to the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the city's Landmark Law in 1978 and saving Grand Central from having a 53-story tower built atop it.

The Beaux-Arts train terminal opened in 1913.

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