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11/02/1968 Madison Square Garden is officially opened


Barbara Eden Bob Hope Madison Square Garden Opening 1968 singing performance


The History of Madison Square Garden


The History of Madison Square Garden


Madison Square Garden transformation time-lapse

The new structure was one of the first of its kind to be built above the platforms of an active railroad station. It was an engineering feat constructed by Robert E. McKee of El Paso, Texas. Public outcry over the demolition of the Pennsylvania Station structure—an outstanding example of Beaux-Arts architecture—led to the creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
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