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New York, NY Huntington Hartford Museum before

The Huntington Hartford Museum (2 Columbus Circle) was designed by Edward Durell Stone in 1964 to display the art collection of Huntington Hartford, heir to the founder of A&P Supermarkets. The building had Venetian motifs and a curved facade on Columbus Circle. It had perforated window bands on the edges and a series of support columns at the base that eventually gave the building its unfortunate nickname "The Lollipop Building".

 

The building was derided by critics and even had a bit role in Woody Allen's "Hannah and her Sisters". In 2004, the National Trust for Historic Preservation called it one of America's "11 Most Endangered Historic Places" since the new occupant, the Museum of Arts & Design, wanted to place a new facade over Edward Durell Stone's original. The new facade was designed by Brad Cloepfil.

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Uploaded on January 2, 2009