MSG withdraws its application to build a Sphere in London

London’s Populous-designed Sphere is a no go. A letter submitted to the United Kingdom’s Planning Inspectorate yesterday from Madison Square Garden (MSG) Entertainment stated the company’s intention to withdraw its application to build an LED-clad, sphere-shaped entertainment venue, similar to the one in Las Vegas, in London’s Stratford neighborhood.

The letter, reviewed by AN, stated: “After spending millions of pounds acquiring our site in Stratford and collaboratively engaging in a 5-year planning process with numerous governmental bodies, including the local planning authority who approved our plans following careful review, we cannot continue to participate in a process that is merely a political football between

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