This week Madison Square Garden announced plans to celebrate and honor the building's 132 year history as part of the currently underway historic, top-to-bottom Transformation. The Garden will pay homage to many of the remarkable moments through a visual retrospective entitled "Memorable Moments Every Day,” as well as celebrate the top 20 "Defining Moments" in Garden history with special exhibits that showcase—through amazing photos and artifacts—the incredible history that has made it The World's Most Famous Arena.
Hornall Anderson has been honored to be a part of the transformation of Madison Square Garden since 2009, see the case study here. The new retrospective, concepted by Hornall Anderson, will wrap the entire circumference of the Arena, creating a visual calendar of The Garden's rich history. While walking the 6th floor concourse, fans will be able to recall and learn about 366 remarkable Garden moments, spanning sports, music, entertainment and politics. This includes legendary moments like Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, The Concert for New York City, New York Knicks and Rangers Championships, and the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The complete list of "Memorable Moments Every Day" will be unveiled in the fall when the building reopens following the second off-season shutdown for the Transformation.
In addition, 20 of The Garden's "Defining Moments" will be commemorated through special exhibits featuring photos, memorabilia and additional artifacts representing each of these amazing moments in Garden history. The first 10 "Defining Moments" will be unveiled in Fall 2012 on the 6th floor concourse, and the remaining 10 will be integrated into the 8th floor concourse for debut in Fall 2013. Beginning this week, fans can help determine which 20 moments will be showcased by visiting Madison Square Garden’s Facebook page to vote for their own top five moments; voting ends on May 15, 2012. Fans that vote will be entered to win a variety of prizes, including autographed memorabilia, and tickets to events at The Garden. One grand prize winner will receive a pair of actual seats from The Garden courtesy of MSG-Steiner Collectibles, and a roundtrip flight on Delta Air Lines with tickets to the event of their choice at The Garden.
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