Friday, May 21, 2010

2 Columbus Circle

Latitude: 40°46'2.43"N
Longitude: 73°58'54.03"W

Subjected to a radical, some call rapacious, facelift in 2005, 2 Columbus Circle has always caused consternation among the city's architecture concerned public. This new facade is totally bland. It seems to deliberately draw attention away from itself. The ceramic tiles, though "iridescent", look like white bricks in the shadows. 2 Columbus Circle is a beautiful spot next to the park, and one wonders whether this building should just be torn down in favor of something more organic and less conspicuously dull.

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