“Ladies and gentlemen of the commission, I hope somewhere, wherever you are, that your ears are itching to what has been said today,” exclaimed white-clad author and 2 Columbus Circle enthusiast Tom Wolfe.
Of course, the ladies and gentlemen of the Landmarks Preservation Commission were nowhere to be found. Yet, each commissioner’s name was Read More
New York’s flashiest hotelier has fixed his sights on the city skyline’s ugliest duckling.
Ian Schrager, the man behind the Hudson Hotel, said he’s been approached by two developers looking to form a joint venture to buy and demolish 2 Columbus Circle, the windowless onetime art gallery that the city has been trying to sell Read More
If buildings had psyches, the strange little structure at 2 Columbus Circle would probably be in need of some serious counseling. At its birth, as Huntington Hartford’s Gallery of Modern Art, it was derided, in the famous phrasing of architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, as “a die-cut Venetian palazzo on lollipops.” Hard times, however, soon Read More