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Construction Watch: 2 Columbus Circle Getting Unwrapped

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[All Photos: Will Femia]

The reports from yesterday's CurbedWire regarding the slow reveal of the new-look 2 Columbus Circle led us to dispatch Curbed photographer Will Femia to the scene, and it was worth it. Architect Edward Durrell Stone's so-called "lollipop building," derided for much of its existence before a furious last-ditch preservation effort failed to save the oddity's exterior, is undergoing a radical transformation to the Museum of Arts & Design, and now part of the new façade is visible. The building is scheduled to open in the fall, whether Tom Wolfe likes it or not.
· Checking In: 2 Columbus Still Sucking [Curbed]
· 2 Columbus Circle's Ethereal Lobby Taunts Us [Curbed]
· Museum of Arts & Design New Building [madmuseum.org]