I was reading in yesterday’s NY Times about the controversy surrounding plans to renovate, and substantially change the façade of 2 Columbus Circle, a building by Edward Durell Stone. The City Review has a scathing article about the new plans. You can see some of the renderings of the new plans by Brad Cloepfil. Wikipedia has a nice long article about the building. My opinion is that the building should be preserved in photographs, and the new design be allowed to go through. It is just not a good building to inhabit: there are no windows!
All this talk of preservation mentioned the loss of the old Penn Station. So, I had to look for pictures of the old Penn Station, a beautiful grand building that was torn down in 1963 and not replaced. Penn Station is now just a basement.