Former Citicorp Center at 601 Lexington Avenue Designated a City Landmark

The former Citicorp Center (aka Citigroup Center) at 601 Lexington Avenue as seen in December 2015. Photo by Evan Bindelglass.
Comments (6)
  1. David says:

    Nice to see and glad to read its good news, we completely had a new one city landmark.

  2. Jack says:

    Finally, this controversial from the beginning but still interesting tower is got what’s have to be deserved, a landmark status, and sure it’s a landmark from it’s very beginning, due for unusual for 1976, sloppy roof. Read about strange things happened with this tower just after being constructed in 1976.

  3. Michael Hamberger says:

    Great news. This was one of just a handful of major building constructed in the aftermath of the mid-70’s recession. It’s angled top and white surface has mad it an icon. It’s indoor atrium, though sadly quiet now with many stores including the recently departed Barnes and Noble closed, is still a far better place to sit with a cup of coffee during our cold winters, than the many outdoor plazas that were created to conform with the 1960 zoning regulations. Its sunken plaza provides one of the most welcoming subway entrances as you walk past the fountain into the combined IND-IRT station that serves the F. M and 6 trains. Along with the Ford Foundation building it has been one of the few buildings under 40 years old to be designated and is well-deserving. Good going LPC – you got this one right.

  4. Joey Korom says:

    Why is this building no longer called Citicorp Center? I can see that it was bought years ago but doesn’t the bank still occupy it?

  5. David W says:

    A rare 70s skyscraper of iconic, tasteful design. Its structural history must also be noted. The sloped roof was originally touted to get solar panels and the city and owner should make that a priority. The angle is about right and in an appropriate southwesterly direction.

  6. Jack says:

    Unofficially is still called as Citicorp Center by New Yorkers who lived here for years, decades. It’s landmark what’s should be, very interesting complex, pretty modern, and church building is small and ultra modern, looks like a petty animal for Big Giant. And sunken Plaza made this 915 feet tall building looks even taller for extra 15 feet? Remember it was built at time when NYC was in the midst of his worst fiscal crisis, with crime was up and Subway cars painted with graffiti, and city population shrinking to low 7 millions. Now is over 8,5 millions and crime is lowest one within cities of population over 500,000. Subway have a record number of riders, about 6 million daily riders, no longer graffiti painted cars. And former 5th Tallest building in NYC, now barely in first dozen of tallest skyscrapers, but still dominated in Skyline of Midtown, especially from East River. Thumbs Up for this LPC decision!!!

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