Museum of Arts and Design
Architects: Edward Durrell Stone, Brad Cloepfil (renovation)
Address: 2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan
A renovated structure that, it seems, most architectural critics (and Tom Wolfe) don't really like...but most of them didn't like Durrell Stone's first version that much, either. Originally commissioned as an art gallery for billionaire Huntington Hartford, the Museum of Arts and Design took it over in 2004 and commissioned Cloepfil to redesign the exterior. During the day, perhaps it does look a bit prosaic; but at night, with the Columbus Circle fountains in the foreground, well...it looks pretty spectacular to me.