New York Architecture Info
The Museum of Arts and Design
Official name: The Museum of Arts and Design Chazen Building
Also known as
The Lollipop Building
Formerly known as Two Columbus Circle
New York City Cultural Affairs Department
The New York Cultural Center
Huntington Hartford Gallery of Modern Art
2 Columbus Circle
New York 10023
Before the 2002-2008 renovation. Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Before the 2002-2008 renovation
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Basic Information
Designed by Edward Durell Stone & Associates
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 12
Neighborhood: Columbus Circle
More Information
  • Size: 54,000 square feet.
  • Footprint: 4,770 square feet.
  • Theater space: 155 seats
  • Stories above ground: 12
  • Stories below ground: 2
  • Facade tiles: 22,000
  • 1964 - The building opens.
  • 1969 - The building is turned over to Fairleigh Dickinson University. It uses the building to house its New York Cultural Center.
  • 1975 - The New York Cultural Center closes.
  • 1980's - The building becomes a tourist information center, and home to the city's Cultural Affairs Department.
  • 1998 - The building is abandoned.
  • 2004 - The National Trust names this building one of the most endangered in the nation.
  • September 27, 2008: This building reopens to the public as the Museum of Art and Design.