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Citigroup Center
General information
Location New York City
Country United States
Completed 1977
Height
Antenna spire 279 m (915 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 59

The Citigroup Center now known by its address, 601 Lexington Avenue is an office tower in New York City, located at 53rd Street between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

It was built in 1977 to house the headquarters of Citibank. It is 915 feet (279 m) tall, one of the ten tallest skyscraper in New York, it also is one of the tallest buildings in the world and has 59 floors.

The building is one of the most distinctive and imposing in New York's skyline, thanks to a 45° angled top and a unique stilt-style base.

In popular culture

The building is visible in numerous television shows and movies (often as part of a wider panoramic shot of New York City), notably during the opening credits of the long-running NBC police procedural and legal drama Law & Order, and it can also be seen in the background of the opening titles of the 1980s sitcom Taxi.

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