Demolished MSG replaced by box, museum

Replaced with an ugly office building[Source: Connie Cone Sexton, Arizona Republic] — A museum that hearkens to the layered cultural spirit of the former Phoenix Madison Square Garden will be unveiled today in a new building where the downtown popular arena once stood.  The old building, which had been home to boxing and wrestling matches but also musical shows and evangelism revivals, was torn down in 2005.  As part of a rezoning hearing to allow for the four-story office building, the Phoenix City Council required the developer to commemorate the history of the arena.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.  To listen to KJZZ’s recap of the Madison Square Garden controversy, click here.]

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