Citicorp Center
New York, United States

Citicorp Center in New York (USA) - skyscraper with slanted roof

Where is located Citicorp Center?

Address of Citicorp Center is 601 Lexington Avenue, New York, USA
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When was built Citicorp Center?

Built date of Citicorp Center is 1974-1977

Citicorp Center

Facts, informations and history of Citicorp Center

Citicorp Center is not just another skyscraper in the thicket of New York's skyscrapers. It is an icon of modernity, innovation and at the same time proof of the exceptional flexibility of the human mind in constructing not only impressive, but also safe buildings. The combination of functionality, unique design and advanced technology make Citicorp Center deserve a place not only in the city's panorama, but also in the history of architecture.

 

Construction taking into account the conditions of the church

When Citicorp Corporation was planning to build its new headquarters in New York, it encountered an unusual problem: on the northwest corner of the plot where the tower was to be built, there was an existing Lutheran church. However, instead of turning away from this challenge, engineers decided to embrace it and create something unique. The condition for Citicorp's construction of the skyscraper was to build a new church in the same place, but it could not be directly connected to the office building. The solution was to uniquely support the skyscraper on a central core and four side columns, allowing for space beneath the church.

 

Innovative design solutions

Citicorp Center not only raised visual standards in the New York landscape, but also introduced new standards of safety and functionality. It was the first skyscraper in the United States to include a special mechanism to counteract the swaying and shaking effects of wind and earthquakes. However, the real story of innovation began in 1978, when chief engineer William LeMessurier discovered a significant design flaw that made the building too weak to resist winds. Through three months of intense work, the crew corrected the error by welding two-inch plates into each of the 200 slots, which solved the problem.

 

Symbols of modernity and prestige

Citicorp Center stands out not only for its innovative approach to construction, but also for its unique design. The skyscraper's sloping roof gives it a distinctive appearance that has become a symbol of corporate identity in this area of ​​New York. Standing among the other flat-roofed skyscrapers that dominate downtown, Citicorp Center easily attracts attention and is an integral part of the city's skyline.

 

Space and efficiency

In addition to its symbolic meaning, Citicorp Center also provides practical solutions for its users. Two-story elevators reduce the area needed for vertical movement, leaving more space available for office rentals. In addition, a programmed computer controls humidity throughout the building, ensuring structural stability and comfort for residents and employees.

 

Summary

Citicorp Center in New York is not just another skyscraper among many. It is a true monument of innovation, flexibility and advanced technology in the field of architecture. His story, from the extraordinary challenge of the Lutheran Church to the discovery of a design flaw and successful repair, serves as an inspiration to future generations of engineers and architects. Citicorp Center not only represents financial power and corporate prestige, but also the spirit of innovation and determination in pursuit of excellence in contemporary architecture.

Architect of Citicorp Center

Architect of Citicorp Center is Hugh Stubbins
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How many meters have Citicorp Center?

Height of Citicorp Center is 278.89 meters

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Construction/building type

Building Citicorp Center is of type Skyscraper, Office building

Architectural style

Architectural style of Citicorp Center is Modern

Modern architectural style is a style characterised primarily by simple and regular forms, a lack of ornamentation and the use of modern building materials. It is significantly different from other architectural styles, such as Baroque, Gothic or Renaissance, where more complex forms and rich ornamentation predominated. ... czytaj więcej.

What material is the building made of?

Citicorp Center is made of the following materials: Steel, reflective glass

Cost

Build cost of Citicorp Center is $ 175 million

Other names

The building is also known by other common names or in the original language, i.e. Citigroup Center

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koreds
#13
koreds
10 years ago
Wade odkryla wowczas studentka, bo nie dali jej obliczen uderzen wiatru w rogi i uznala, ze moze sie przewrocic.
Marko from Tychy
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Marko from Tychy
16 years ago
W Chicago rowniez jest wiezowiec o ciekawie rozwiazanej konstrukcji dachu. Nazywa sie Smurfit-Stone Building. Wybudowany w 1984 r. ma wysokosc 175 m. i 41 pieter. Jego dach przypomina dwa trojkaty stykajace sie podstawami. W calosci jest zajmowany przez biura.
ADRIAN :)
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ADRIAN :)
19 years ago
dla mnie rewelką jest podstawa citycorp center której właściwie on nie posiada!!!!!!!!!!Dziwi mnie fakt że niektórzy z odwiedzających te strony piszą o pobycie w tym niezwykłym budynku w tak zwykły sposób...........
Armand
#10
Armand
19 years ago
Miałem okazje pracować w tym budynku 2 miesiace, niesamowite przeżycie i fantastyczna architektura, wogóle energetyzm nowego jorku i tego wieżowca, świetne widoki i wogóle niesamowita jest podstawa tego wieżowca jego prostota, majestat i siła. 279 metrów coś niesamowitego i naprawde swietnie zaprojektowane wnętrza. Super wieżowiec, chciałbym w zyciu mieć w nim apartament na którymś z ostatnich pienter.
darek_15
#9
darek_15
19 years ago
cód miód piękno co tu dużo gadać ja chce do Nowego Jorka!!!!!!!!!!!!
ania O.
#8
ania O.
19 years ago
budowla podobna do ustnika saksofonu
micha
#7
micha
19 years ago
byłem kiedys w tym budynku. Jak na Nowy Jork, jest średni. thanks
R
#6
R
20 years ago
I love New York! I love wtc i love esb I...like ten budynek może być
cappone
#5
cappone
20 years ago
bzydal!
Z
#4
Z
20 years ago
Ma ktoś taśmę izolacyjną? trzeba zakneblować Highlandera!On tu wszystko opisał
Maul darth
#3
Maul darth
20 years ago
Ma ktoś taśmę izolacyjną? trzeba zakneblować Highlandera!On tu wszystko opisał
Tommy
#2
Tommy
20 years ago
chciałem tylko dodac ze ten koscioł jest równie piękny co sam biurowiec kawał dobrej architektury!!brawo dla projektantów
HIGHLANDER
#1
HIGHLANDER
21 years ago
TO WSPANIAŁY WIEŻOWIEC W NOWYM JORKU MA NIETYPOWĄ PODSTAWĘ I ZNAK ROZPOZNAWCZY TEGO BUDYNKU UKOŚNY DACH PRZYPOMINA MI TROCHĘ BUDYNEK PEKAO W WARSZAWIE NA ULICY GRZYBOWSKIEJ CITICORP CENTRE THE BEST

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