Columbus Circle DaVinci Advertecture, we barely knew ye.

It was too big. It was too high. It was illegally installed in an area where it was prohibited anyway. And yesterday, it was gone.

Facing four violations from the Department of Buildings, the Museum of Arts and Design removed an enormous billboard for the movie version of "The Da Vinci Code" from its future home at 2 Columbus Circle. The sign was installed on the construction scaffolding a week ago.

"The Museum of Arts and Design wishes to apologize to those individuals who were offended by the ad," the museum's director, Holly Hotchner, said yesterday.

Apology accepted.