An Inside Look at the Ongoing Redesign of Madison Square Garden

Before this writer left on vacation for those past couple of weeks, we’d wanted to post this great special report on our sister blog FishbowlNY by Jerry Barmash, concerning the massive redesign and general overhaul of Madison Square Garden. Jerry was invited into one of the world’s most famous venues to get a look from the top down at the both the work current finished, as well as what the overhaul will entail over the next three years (or perhaps a bit more quickly since there aren’t so many basketball games interrupting the construction effort). Contrary to the standard practice of just shutting something down while you rebuild and then reopen once it’s all done, it’s a great look at a fairly unusual process of having to reconstruct and redesign around a structure that has to remain in tremendously regular use year round.