- New York Coliseum
The New York Coliseum was a convention center that stood on Columbus Circle in New York City from 1956 to 2000. It was designed by architects Leon and Lionel Levy in a modified international style, and included both a low building with exhibition space and a 26-story office block.
The Coliseum was built from 1954 to 1956 by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority under city planner Robert Moses, who, in rescuing a project that had long languished, condemned the area from West 58th to West 60th Streets on the west side of Columbus Circle. During construction in 1955, an accident occurred in which around 10,000 square feet (930 m2) of exhibition space collapsed, injuring 50 workers and killing one.
The Coliseum, which replaced the Circle Building and smaller tenement and retail buildings, opened on April 28, 1956, with three exhibitions: the New York International Auto Show, the National Photographic Show, and the Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition. A U.S. postage stamp commemorates the show and the building. Through 1986, the Coliseum hosted 1,246 events.
The 323,000-square-foot (30,000 m2) Coliseum contained four exhibition floors, including a 150-foot (46 m)-square, three-story well for exhibiting such large items as sailboats and airplanes.
The complex was demolished in 2000 to make way for the Time Warner Center, originally dubbed the AOL Time Warner Center.
New York Coliseum in the Bronx
An unrelated 105,000-square-foot (9,800 m2) building called the New York Coliseum was an auditorium originally built for Philadelphia's 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition, and transported in 1928 to Starlight Park at 177th Street and Devoe Avenue in the Bronx (it was also referred to as the "Starlight Park Stadium"). The 15,000-seat edifice was used for circuses, boxing, opera and midget auto racing. Eventually it was used as a New York City Transit Authority bus garage until 1993.
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