9. The Majestic Theater

Pabst Grand Circle Hotel in Columbus Circle on far left c. 1907. Photo from Library of Congress.

Columbus Circle once had a row of Victorian-style buildings, none of which survive today. On the right of this photograph was the Pabst Grand Circle and the Majestic Theatre, built for the Pabst Brewing Company in 1803. In this photograph, the sign above the building advertises Majestic Theatre’s production of “Babes in Toyland.” The complex was demolished in in 1954 and replaced by the New York Coliseum, a convention center that was demolished in 2000. Today it is the site of the Time Warner Center, which opened in 2004.