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Grand Central Terminal Rotary Convertor
Rotary converter

Origin

Grand Central Terminal

Type

Electrical Convertor

Effects

Transforms large spaces into transport centers

Downsides

Disruption will cause all people and elements within to dissipate

Activation

Powering with a constant electrical supply

Section

Out and About List

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OriginEdit

Located in New York City’s midtown, construction of the Grand Central transportation hub began in the late 1800s to foster more railway travel for business. Funded by economic powerhouses such as Cornelius Vanderbilt and J.P. Morgan, its rail platforms were first electrified to match service to the already heavy Manhattan traffic. The services quickly expanded to include waiting rooms, wash-up areas, salons and other comforts to pass the time. Its architectural value is still present today in the timelessly designed main concourse were passengers mill about while checking the flapper boards for their schedules and reveling at the expansive granite stairways.

For its cultural value, it has become both a popular tourist destination and criminal target. During WWII, Grand Central’s had a massive subbasement dedicated to many large rotary convertors that transformed AC current into DC for the railcars. Sabotaging it would have crippled the movement of troops on the East Coast, as just a bucket of sand could damage the machinery. Several German spies were apprehended trying to locate them, and the exact location remains a closely guarded secret.

EffectsEdit

Converts any expansive location into a transportation hub. The areas will split into appropriately prepared loading spots where people and goods can be easily transferred, while damaged vehicles will have centers solely for repair. While a large portion is set aside for vehicular usage, much of the land is further divided into recreational locales. Although powerful in conjuring matter, its physical form is quite fragile. One jostled coil or accidental hit will cause the machine to sputter and die. With that, all activity in the formed area momentarily stops and is then reclaimed into nothingness, taking with it all the people who were inside.

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