The Grandest Madison Square Garden | Downtown Alliance

The Grandest Madison Square Garden

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Sep 17, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280-1501
Free
When completed in 1890, the (second) Madison Square Garden complex on the northeast corner of Manhattan's Madison Square featured the tallest tower in the country, from its base to the 18-foot sculpture of a nude Diana. In The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York, art historian Suzanne Hinman examines the lives and achievements of the two creative minds behind the building, architect Stanford White and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as a gateway to explore the art, architecture, and popular entertainment of Gilded Age New York City. For her illustrated talk, Hinman will focus on White’s struggle to get the building constructed, its initial reception, and eventual destruction in 1925 to make way for the New York Life Building skyscraper. Reservations are required. 39 Battery Place.
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Location Info

39 Battery Place
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10280-1501