Note: We hope that the billions of dollars that this new venue will bring to the pockets of a few will also be used to feed the thousands of New Yorkers living in poverty, homeless families with children living on the streets of this city that I don’t know anymore. As New Yorkers finalize their guest lists and menus for their Thanksgiving gatherings this year, be sure to reserve a seat for Uncle Sam. He should also be giving thanks at each and every American dinner table for the billions of dollars that will fill his pockets from taxes on Thanksgiving dinners. ~AA
Madison Square Garden
A renovated Madison Square Garden, top-to-bottom nearly $1 billion transformation funded by The Madison Square Garden Company, that will provide a significantly enhanced experience for customers, athletes, entertainers, fans, suite holders and marketing partners, from the first row to the last.
The most prominent new additions are the two “Chase Bridges,” sky bridges that hang from the Garden’s ceiling (there’s also a food and beverage station near those seats). In the third phase of renovations, the Garden ceiling was fully restored, a new Garden Vision center-hung multimedia display was installed, and a new suites area with “center stage” views for concerts was added.
Inside Madison Square Garden
Some of the many major upgrades will include: the brand new Chase Square 7th Avenue entrance, significantly wider concourses, new first-class food and entertainment amenities, improved sightlines, more comfortable seating, a dynamic new scoreboard, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and LED video systems in HD, fiber optic cabling throughout the building, new suites, clubs and hospitality areas, new one-of-a-kind Chase Bridges, and views of the city from several areas of the building.
Although many areas of the venue are being upgraded and maintained, other renovations will highlight the unique history of MSG and the dynamic details of the venue that patrons, performers and athletes have long-cherished including the intimacy of the Arena bowl, the restoration of The Garden’s world famous ceiling, and the building’s more than 130 year storied history will celebrated with two unique exhibits – “Garden 366,” a visual retrospective bringing to life one moment in Garden history for every day of the year, and the top 20 “Defining Moments” in Garden history will be commemorated with special exhibits that feature photos, memorabilia and additional artifacts.
The architect on the MSG Transformation is Brisbin Brook Beynon; Construction Manager is Turner and Project Manager is JLL