2 Columbus Circle

New York, NY, USA

Remodeled 2005

The Disappointed Tourist: 2 Columbus Circle, Ellen Harvey, 2024. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 24 x 18″ (61 x 46 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

2 Columbus Circle is a 12-story building located on the south side of Columbus Circle in Manhattan. It was originally contructed by Edward Durell Stone to house the collection of the A & P heir Huntington Hartford. It was known as the “Lollipop Building” after architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable criticized the design calling it a “die-cut Venetian palazzo on lollipops”. Despite failed efforts to obtain landmarks status for the building, in 2008, the building’s facade was replaced with a different rectilinear facade after the building’s purchase by the Museum of Arts and Design .

Requested by Luisa C.