Main | Friday, September 04, 2009

Morning View - Madison Square Garden

The fourth incarnation of Madison Square Garden sits atop Penn Station in midtown, about a mile and a half from the actual Madison Square, where the first Garden was built in 1879. The current Garden was built in 1968 at the cost of the grand above-ground Beaux Arts portion of Penn Station (which you know if you are watching Mad Men). That decision is now considered one of the greatest travesties in the history of American architecture and led to the creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Below is how the original Penn Station looked on postcards in 1910 when it was built.And here's what the interior looked like.UPDATE: JMG reader Vincent provides another interior shot.

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