Heading back to my office after an appointment yesterday on a particularly beautiful New York day, I leisurely strolled around Columbus Circle.
As I paused in front of the Time Warner Center deciding if I should get in a cab, take the subway or walk I looked up and saw a glimmering new building with my initial H on it at 2 Columbus Circle.
The former "Lollipop Building" that for the longest time was covered in scaffolding.
In 1969 Mr. Hartford turned the building over to Fairleigh Dickinson University, which in 1970 used it to house the New York Cultural Center.
The city eventually took it over for use as a visitors center.
One of New York's most photographed buildings it never received landmark status. It has been on the National Historic Trust's 100 most endangered sites on earth.