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Construction of Madison Square Garden III, New York, 1925

Unknown1925

National Building Museum

National Building Museum
Washington, United States

In the fall of 1924, boxing promoter George Lewis “Tex” Rickard and circus entrepreneur John Ringling approached Jim Stewart about constructing the new Madison Square Garden they were planning. Despite a significant funding shortfall, Stewart was sold on the venture’s profit potential and agreed to take on the contracting job. The arena rose in an astonishing 249 days—and might have been completed even earlier had significant alterations not been necessary to accommodate ice hockey.

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  • Title: Construction of Madison Square Garden III, New York, 1925
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Madison Square Garden III, 1925 825 8th Avenue (between 49th and 50th Streets), New York, New York Architect: Thomas W. Lamb Contractor: James Stewart & Company Demolished in 1968
  • Description: In the fall of 1924, boxing promoter George Lewis “Tex” Rickard and circus entrepreneur John Ringling approached Jim Stewart about constructing the new Madison Square Garden they were planning. Despite a significant funding shortfall, Stewart was sold on the venture’s profit potential and agreed to take on the contracting job. The arena rose in an astonishing 249 days—and might have been completed even earlier had significant alterations not been necessary to accommodate ice hockey.
  • Date: 5/27/1925, 1925
  • Type: Gelatin Silver prints

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