Groups wants Landmarks head out

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A preservation group filed a court petition yesterday accusing Robert B. Tierney, chairman of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, of colluding with the buyer of a building at 2 Columbus Circle to prevent the structure from winning landmark status, and seeking his removal. The legal plea reached State Supreme Court just one day after the Museum of Arts and Design signed a contract to buy 2 Columbus Circle from the city. more [NYT]