Citigroup Center – Tourist Attractions in New York City
Citigroup Center in NYC, New York, USA
The Citigroup Center (formerly Citicorp Center) is one of the largest skyscrapers in New York City, United States, located at 601 Lexington Avenue between 53rd Street and 54th Street in midtown Manhattan. The 59-floor, 915-foot (279 m) building is one of the most distinctive and imposing in New York’s skyline, with a 45° angled top and a unique stilt-style base. It contains 1.3 million square feet (120,000 m²) of office space, and the 45-degree angle at the top of the building was originally intended to contain solar panels to provide energy (this idea was eventually dropped, however). It was designed by architect Hugh Stubbins Jr. for Citibank, and was completed in 1977.
The northwest corner of the site was originally occupied by St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church which was founded in 1862. In 1905 the church moved to the location of 54th Street and Lexington Avenue.