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Poster, Citicorp Center 5, 1975

This is a Poster. It is dated 1975 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

121.8 x 81.6 cm (47 15/16 x 32 1/8 in. )

It is inscribed

Imprinted in blue upper center: Double-Deck / Elevators / [in gray] For vertical transportation, a / new double-deck elevator / system, unique to New York / City, uses 40 passenger cabs / in three banks within the / tower core. This system / helps to reduce lobby con- / gestion, increase elevator / efficiency and increase the / number of passengers who / can be carried withour using / more of the core space. 2nd paragraph imprinted in blue at center: Typical Ofice Space / [in gray] Chevron diagonal steel con- / struction, substantially / reducing the need for load - / bearing columns, provides / office floor with a gross area / of almost 25,000 square feet , / and a usable area of about / 21,000 square feet with / maximum flexibility to suit / each tenant's individual / requirements. Imprinted in blue the words: Office tower / St. Peter's Church / Water Sculpture are associated with the section they describe on the drawing. 3rd paragraph imprinted in orange lower right: Low-Rise Building [in gray] The three levels of retail / shops and restaurants on the / concourse, street level and / second floor, will total / 60,000 square feet. For the / convience of pedestrians a / walkway will extend from / 53rd to 54th Street and from / Third to Lexington avenues. / The upper four floors contain / 104,000 square feet of office / space. All seven floors are / wrapped around a dramatic / landscaped, skylighted [sic] atrium. 4th paragraph imprinted in blue lower left: Plaza [in gray] The Plaza, which is below / street level and flanked at / one end by St.Peter's / Church, totals 9,000 square / feet. Landscaped with trees / and gardens to attract peoople, it contains a water sculpture / and provides pedestrians / with access to the concourse / and the imaginatively / designed new subway sta- / tion of the Independent line / at 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue. It is also planned to / use the plaza for cultural / events and exhibits.

Cite this object as

Poster, Citicorp Center 5, 1975; offset lithograph on white wove paper; 121.8 x 81.6 cm (47 15/16 x 32 1/8 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-155

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