Citigroup Center

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Citigroup Center information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
139 E 53rd St
at Lexington Ave, Midtown East
Getting there
Subway: 6 to 51st St; E, M to Lexington Ave-53rd St
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With its striking triangular roof and candy-like striped facade, Hugh Stubbins' 59-story Citigroup Center signaled a shift from the flat-roof sobriety of the international style. Even more dramatic is the building's base, which is cut away at the four corners, leaving the tower to perch dramatically on a cross-shaped footing. This unusual configuration allowed for the construction of St Peter's Lutheran Church on the site's northwest corner, which replaced the original neo-Gothic church demolished during the skyscraper's construction.