Morning View – 2 Columbus Circle

Earlier this week, my shot of Columbus Circle prompted some commentary on the makeover of 2 Columbus, now home to the Museum of Arts & Design, so here’s a better shot that I took from the fifth floor of the Time-Warner Center. And below is what it used to look like. Before the makeover, the building was listed by the World Monuments Fund as one of the 100 Most Endangered Sites. Nevertheless, preservationists lost the battle to retain the original look of the building. Believe it or not, I like the new version better. I know most of you will disagree.