Environment: Classy Newcomer on the Skyline

Citicorp's Manhattan tower actually seems to welcome people

For Big Business, Manhattan in recent years has not been an isle of joy. Many corporations have fled New York City; few have had the faith or the funds to build there. Thus the opening of the new $150 million Citicorp Center in midtown Manhattan was an event in itself. More important to New Yorkers and tourists is that the skyscraper gives a stunningly imaginative new accent to the skyline —and, at ground level, is one of the world's few megabuildings that actually appear hospitable to human...

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