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Madison Square, 1908.
Madison Square, 1908.

Madison Square is a 6 acre (24,000 m²) public park in New York City named after James Madison, fourth president of the United States and co-author of its constitution. The park is bounded by Madison Avenue, 23rd Street, 26th Street, Fifth Avenue, and a diagonal section of Broadway. It is close to the Flatiron Building, one of the oldest of the original New York skyscrapers, as well as the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower at 1 Madison Avenue (1909), once the tallest building in the world. Download high resolution version (936x309, 57 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (936x309, 57 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, music, and culture. ... Order: 4th President Vice President: George Clinton; Elbridge Gerry Term of office: March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1817 Preceded by: Thomas Jefferson Succeeded by: James Monroe Date of birth: March 16, 1751 Place of birth: Port Conway, Virginia Date of death: June 28, 1836 Place of death: Montpelier, Virginia First... Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City which carries northbound one-way traffic. ... 23rd Street runs from river to river across Manhattan, carrying two-way traffic. ... Street sign at Fifth Avenue and East 57th street Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in New York City. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... Flatiron Building (2004) —H.G. Wells, 1906 The Fuller Building or as it is better known, the Flatiron Building, was one of the tallest buildings in New York City upon its completion in 1902. ... The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (also Met Life Tower) at One Madison Avenue, New York City was the worlds tallest building from 1909 to 1913. ...


The square was made famous around the world by Madison Square Garden. The "garden" had nothing to do with flowers. It was a sports arena located near the square, at 26th Street and Madison Avenue, designed by the noted Beaux-Arts architect Stanford White. The square was once known as "Diana's little wooded park" in reference to the bronze statue of the Roman goddess atop the tower of White's arena. When the arena moved to a new building at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue in 1925 it kept its old name. (Madison Square Garden is now located at Eighth Avenue between 31st Street and 33rd Street). Madison Square Garden Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG and sometimes simply called The Garden has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Stanford White, 1853 - 1906 Stanford White (September 11, 1853 - June 25, 1906) was an American architect and the celebrity partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. ... Eighth Avenue is a north-south avenue on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Before becoming a national, and then an international celebrity because of sporting events Madison Square was an important gathering place for New Yorkers, at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. From 1876 to 1882 the torch and the arm of the Statue of Liberty were exhibited there in an effort to raise funds for the building of the base of the statue. The Statue of Liberty Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue, given to the U.S. by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all: returning Americans...


According to Nathan Silver's 1968 book Lost New York, there was a plan in the 1960s to build a parking garage underneath the park. Construction was successfully blocked by preservationists, who cited concerns of the damage that the excavation would cause to the park, particularly the roots of its many trees. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ...


Madison Square Park is now an oasis of greenery and relaxation surrounded by historical landmarks.


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Madison Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (651 words)
Madison Square is a 6 acre (24,000 m²) public park in New York City named after James Madison, fourth president of the United States and co-author of its constitution.
Beginning in 1876, the arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty were displayed in Madison Square Park for six years to raise funds for construction of the statue and base.
The block to the northeast of the park (the east side of Madison Avenue between 26th and 27th streets) was home to the first (1876-1889) and second (1890-1925) Madison Square Gardens.
Madison Square Garden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1405 words)
The site of the first Madison Square Garden was formerly the passenger depot of the New York and Harlem Railroad.
William Henry Vanderbilt officially renamed Gilmore's Garden "Madison Square Garden" and reopened the facility to the public on May 30, 1879 at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
Madison Square Garden III has since been replaced by the large mixed-use complex World Wide Plaza, which was designed by the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and completed in 1989.
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