Tuesday, October 04, 2005

2 Columbus Circle, I Think I Read Something About That...

The Third Annual Architecture Week at the Center for Architecture in New York kicks off with this event:

Thursday, 10/06/05, 3:00-5:00pm
The Museum of Arts & Design will present a preview of its new premises at
Two Columbus Circle. Allied Works Architecture is the architect for this transformation and renewal of the long-derelict building into a state-of-the-art, light-filled museum to house MAD's expanding collections and programs.

Hmmm. I seem to recall there was some controversy around the "lollipop" building. From today's Curbed:

The preservation battle at 2 Columbus Circle appears to be over, what with construction set to begin this week. Wait. What? Landmark West has filed its eighth lawsuit seeking to halt the Brad Cloepfil redesign? Lollipops for everyone!
· 'Lollipop' Building Set to Be Revamped [NY Times]
· 2 Columbus Circle Jerk? [Curbed]
· Court Clears Way for New 2 Columbus Circle [Curbed]

Good lord, The Center for Architecture is risking life and limb by opening its celebration week with this doozy of an event. Didn't they get the memo marked CONTROVERSIAL?