When Madison Square Garden calls itself “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, few disagree. It has a rich history of hosting nearly every major name in music, all-star athletes, national political conventions, and numerous world-famous shows and events.


The indoor arena has been in its present location since 1968 and is currently home to two major New York sports teams. After years of high traffic use, the arena was in need of a major transformation to meet the expectations of today’s spectators.

  • #Americas
  • #Elevators
  • #Escalators & Autowalks
  • #Maintenance
  • #Modernization
  • #New equipment
  • #Special buildings

Building facts

  • Completed: 2013
  • Capacity: 18,000
  • Building owner: The Madison Sqaure Garden Company
  • Developer: Van Deusen Associates
  • Architect: Brisbin Brook Breynon Architects
  • Contractor: Turner Construction Company

KONE solutions

  • 45 KONE Eco3000™ escalators
  • 3 KONE Ecomod™ escalators
  • 5 hydraulic elevators
  • 12 elevators modernized
  • KONE Care™ Maintenance Service
  • To modernize escalators in a multipurpose arena on an extremely tight work schedule when resident sports teams are on hiatus
  • To ensure smooth logistics of people and equipment while working on a busy downtown site
  • Proactive planning and scheduling, as well as close coordination with the builder
  • Use of innovative installation and site clearance methods to optimize effi ciency and minimize public inconvenience

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