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Poster, Citicorp Center 3

This is a Poster. It was designed by Dan Friedman and from the office of Anspach Grossman Portugal. 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

121.9 x 81.6 cm (48 x 32 1/8 in. )

It is inscribed

Imprinted in white upper right: Citicorp Center was just a dream in 1968 / when the land package destined to be its / site was being assembled. Like all dreams / the details were obscure. But one thing / was certain: St. Peter's Church, which / had stood on the corner of 54th Street and / Lexington for over 70 years, / would have a new home on that same / corner. / 2nd paragraph in white: Facing the Lexington Avenue side of Citibank's building at 399 Park Avenue, excavation of Citicorp Center's site was / begun in April, 1974. To reach sound rock / on which the main tower is to stand, it / was necessary in some areas to dig down / fifty feet below grade. Though completion / is not scheduled before early 1977, con- / struction is already transforming the char- / acter of the block bounded by Lexington / and Third Avenues and 53rd and 54th Streets, as well as the surrounding area.

Cite this object as

Poster, Citicorp Center 3; Designed by Dan Friedman (American, 1945–1995); Office of Anspach Grossman Portugal; offset lithograph on white wove paper; 121.9 x 81.6 cm (48 x 32 1/8 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-153

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