In 1879, the Madison Square Garden Center on Madison Avenue, corner with 26th Street opened for the first time as an open arena. Its first tenant was P.T. Barnum, founder of the Barnum & Baily circus. The use of the building was limited due to changing weather conditions and was demolished in 1890, giving way to a new enclosed Madison Square Garden in the Beaux-Arts style and that included a replica of the “Giralda” of the Cathedral of Seville. Continue reading “The most famous Arena in the world – NYC”
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