7. 1775 Broadway/3 Columbus Circle

Sometimes, the pressure to fit in is just too much. With the arrival of the Time Warner Center in 2003, the buildings around also got an upgrade. 3 Columbus Circle was the relic of a prior time when Columbus Circle was filled with auto industry companies, following a previous incarnation as a theater district. This 25-story building was originally built by the Fisk Tire Company, nicknamed the Colonnade Building because of the three-ring story of columns at its base. It’s still there, but was completely clad in blue glass in 2010, obscuring the Corinthian column details at street level.