Designed as the Gallery of Modern Art to house A&P supermarket heir Huntington Hartford’s collection of figurative art, the building was conceived as a deliberate counterpoint to the abstraction of the Museum of Modern Art, whose original building architect Edward Durell Stone also worked on a quarter century earlier. The small, white marble-clad edifice boasted a Venetian-style arcade of lollipop-shaped columns at street level, an arched screen at the upper floors, and porthole windows along its sculptural curve. Inside, it featured a lower-level wood-paneled auditorium and vertically organized gallery spaces. Despite a heated campaign to preserve the Modernist icon, 2 Columbus Circle underwent an extensive renovation resulting in the complete removal of its original marble edifice. It currently serves as headquarters for the Museum of American Design.