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1975

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1997

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2021

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Poster, Citicorp Center 4 - The Office Tower, 1975

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

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

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black upper left: Call Citicorp / Real Estate / Management / For Rental / Information / 559-8616 / 559-4741 / Or Call Your / Own Broker. At upper center: The office tower / is adaptable for solar / energy experimentation / whenever deemed / feasible Imprinted in white upper right: The Office Tower / The height of the office tower of Citicorp / Center is about 915 feet; there are 46 / office floors. Since energy conservation is / an important consideration in construction. / 2nd paragraph: Today, the conservation features incor- / porated in the building will result in a [sic] / significantly reduced energy consumption. / For one thing, the building's insulated / extreior walls and double glazed, reflec- / tive windows will reduce the demands / on the air conditioning system and will / also tend to reduce energy usage / of the heating system in winter. It is / estimated that only14 percent of solar / radiation will be transmitted as against / 90 percent by conventional glass, and / this will markedly decrease the solar / heat entering the building. 3rd paragraph: The portion of the building that Citicorp / will occupy will feature newly developed / lighting fixtures that will reduce the / amount of energy required for illumination. / These fixtures will be single tube fluores- / cents with reflectors that will transmit a / higher percentage of light than is normal / from a standard fluorescent fixture. 4th paragraph: In addition, Citicorp Center will use a spe- / cial system of air filters which will permit / the reuse of air generated by the heating / and cooling units. This will reduce the / intake of outside air, diminishing the need / to cool or heat new air coming into the / building. / Moreover, the air inside the build- / ing will be cleaner because it will be sub- / stantially free of pollutants.

Cite this object as

Poster, Citicorp Center 4 - The Office Tower, 1975; Designed by Dan Friedman (American, 1945–1995); offset lithograph on white wove paper; 121.8 x 81.6 cm (47 15/16 x 32 1/8 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-154

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