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Madison Square Garden Towers

Madison Square Garden
Towers I & II
General information
StatusNever built
TypeResidential
LocationMadison Square Garden
New York City, New York
United States
Height
RoofTower I 1,400 ft (426.7 m)
Tower II 1,400 ft (426.7 m)
Technical details
Floor count112
Floor area1,400,000 square feet (130,100 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
Main contractorVornado Realty Trust

The Madison Square Garden Towers were the name of proposed twin 1,400 ft-tall (427 m) residential skyscrapers that were to be constructed north of Madison Square Garden in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The project featured a complex of seven buildings, including a stadium and a new Penn Station. The cost of the project was US$14 billion. The architects Norman Foster and David Childs, and the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill were designing the project.[1] The owners were Stephen Ross of Related Cos. and Steven Roth of Vornado Realty Trust. The towers would have risen to be two of the tallest structures in the Midtown Manhattan skyline, with one rising higher than the Empire State Building, currently one of New York's tallest buildings at 1,250 feet (381 m) and would also have been higher than the roof, though not the spire, of One World Trade Center. The towers are essentially canceled as Madison Square Garden is going ahead with renovations of the current arena, rather than a relocation that would have made the towers possible.[2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Madison Square Garden Gets Architects for New Arena Design". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  2. ^ "Madison Square Garden Towers I". Skyscraperpage.
  3. ^ Cacciola, Scott (June 17, 2010). "Three-Year, $775 Million Project is Designed to Give an Old and Iconic Building a Brand New Look". Wall Street Journal.