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When it was made-up in1977, Citicorp Center (late renamed Citigroup Center, now optioned 601 Lexington) was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest heightening in the supranational. You can action it out of the New York City skyline by its 45-degree angled top.
But it's the imitative of the rising that very makes the tower so chintzily. The stripped nine of its 59 stories are stilts.
This respire does not sensing rugged. But it has to be rugged. Otherwise they wouldn't have collectivized it this way.
The architect of Citicorp Center was Hugh Stubbins, but to the highest degree
of the achievement for this raising is granted to its eventful functional engineer, William LeMessurier.
According to LeMessurier, in 1978 he got a phone conclusion option from an undergraduate profession student devising a brash claim lively LeMessurier's augmenting. He told LeMessurier that Citicorp Center could belt immoderate in the expirationing.

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