The CitiCorp Building or One
The Citicorp Building stands as
one of the Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers
at 153 East 53rd Street. The Citicorp
Building stands as one of the Manhattan’s
tallest skyscrapers, which was designed by Architect
Stubbins Associates, Emery Roth & Sons, is over nine hundred feet tall, and has 59
floors. With a 45 degree angled top and a
It is one of the most imposing structures
in the New York skyline. It is the tallest
Inside the giant is 1.3 million square feet
of leasable space. The building was
completed in 1977,
and is now owned by Boston Properties.
There were a lot of changes made during its
These shifts from the original
plans led to a structurally unsound product.
Structural engineer William LeMessurier came
upon a fatal flaw in the building’s design
in 1978. In the original plans, the
structure was to have welded joints, but
during construction, these were changed to
the less expensive bolted variety, which
were not strong enough to withstand high
speed winds. LeMessurier reported this to
Citicorp, and convinced the company to take
steps to address the problem without the
public finding out about it.
Last year, Boston Properties started
planning to change the name of the building
to 601 Lexington Avenue.