Madison Square Garden Renovations (Part IV)
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05-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Notre Dame, IN
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They can just build up on top of what is already there.
I think that is what he is saying.
Take any arena, you can add 3 ft to first row, 4 to second and so forth, and right there you have changed the angle/sight lines. But at MSG they are also moving forward over current walkway. So they will be starting at edge of walkway, with luxury boxes underneath (sitting directly on current walkway), then build up ON TOP OF current structure, making steeper as you go. No need to remove current structure, just cover it up, using it as a foundation for new seats.
In that case, where are you going to get the additional room for new, much wider concourses? They won't just form out of thin air. You need to carve them out of the underside of the existing concrete structure. So in that case, you're taking some out of the bottom for the concourses and adding some new to the top for new sightlines.
It's not a complete overhaul, but still a lot of concrete work - both removal and new addition. In terms of actual structural change, this is easily the most complicated and shape-shifting of the three phases.
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