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Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden
Location: Madison Avenue and 26th Street
Date built: 1890 (demolished in 1925)

White designed the second of four successive buildings with the name Madison Square Garden, all built in the same place as the first. White's massive facility featured the largest amphitheater in America, equipped with a tank for aquatic shows. White's apartment, where he began his affair with Evelyn Nesbit, was in the tower, which was capped with a controversial nude statue of Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt. Harry Thaw murdered White in the rooftop theater of this landmark.

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