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(talk) 19:42, 22 June 2020 (UTC), Article text taken word for word from an outside Website, http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/france-s-trains-are-too-wide-6-notorious-engineering-oversights-1.2649413, http://rew-online.com/2016/07/28/boston-properties-to-rename-rebrand-601-lexington-avenue/, http://newyorkyimby.com/2016/05/landmarks-calendars-seven-midtown-east-buildings-for-designation.html, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject New York City#399 Park Avenue, https://web.archive.org/web/20120615204426/http://skyscrapercenter.com:80/new-york-city/citigroup-center, http://skyscrapercenter.com/new-york-city/citigroup-center/, https://web.archive.org/web/20110810194615/http://www.observer.com/2008/real-estate/mort-rename-citigroup-center-much-more-boring-601-lexington-ave, http://www.observer.com/2008/real-estate/mort-rename-citigroup-center-much-more-boring-601-lexington-ave, https://web.archive.org/web/20101019232658/http://bostonproperties.com/site/properties/showproperty.aspx?sid=19&pid=43, http://www.bostonproperties.com/site/properties/showproperty.aspx?sid=19&pid=43, http://skyscrapercenter.com/new-york-city/citigroup-center, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Citigroup_Center&oldid=983304716, WikiProject Skyscrapers articles and lists, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, That doesn't show the common name changed, only that things located in the building use its street address, exactly what you would think if you were to send them a letter. Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 07:15, 25 November 2016 (UTC). "... the building has a tuned mass damper, which also negates much of the wind load. Where is LeMussurier's Name? The Citicorp tower is almost synonymous with his name because he designed it and blew the whistle on himself the moment he saw it to be failing. Diane Hartley As for LeMessurier, the executives at Citicorp asked no more than the $2 million his insurance policy covered, despite the fact that the repairs alone cost over $8 million. Having read the article many times, it does nothing but praise LeMessurier for his actions. See also. There seem to be some instances where opinion is presented instead of a NPOV. (talk) 10:51, 24 July 2019 (UTC), "...the load from a 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) hurricane force quartering wind would exceed the strength of the bolted-joint chevrons. LeMessurier claimed to have spoken directly with a male undergraduate student writing his senior thesis on the Citicorp building that was under construction. - At first glance, the form and texture of the church appears a bit ungainly and perhaps it might have been more attractive if it had been clad in the same material as the tower, or even better, a chrome-colored surface. Rough consensus that the request is premature.Cúchullain t/c 14:38, 22 June 2012 (UTC), Citigroup Center → 601 Lexington Ave. – Because the official name of the building is now 601 Lexington, it is a good idea to rename the article to the suggested name above as per WP:COMMONNAME. If you have any questions, feel free to buzz me at my talk page. - The Chase tower, however, was far better architecturally than 399 Park Avenue because of its great plaza with its sculptural tree by Dubuffet and its sunken rock garden and fountain by Isamu Noguchi and its overall, piered design. When the Citicorp story broke in 1995, Hartley did not believe she was the undergraduate student LeMessurier referenced. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. However, since I can't comprehend what's written, at present I feel unable to fix it.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Hydrargyrum (talk • contribs) 06:39, 21 January 2014 (UTC), It seems to me the article ought to be moved now to 601 Lexington Avenue; see http://rew-online.com/2016/07/28/boston-properties-to-rename-rebrand-601-lexington-avenue/, http://newyorkyimby.com/2016/05/landmarks-calendars-seven-midtown-east-buildings-for-designation.html, and more. I understand the above discussion (I only came here after reading this article that has no mention of the new name: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/france-s-trains-are-too-wide-6-notorious-engineering-oversights-1.2649413 ) but think the title should reflect the name of the building -perhaps with a redirect from Citigroup Center. But both are given as 16 years. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 27 January 2008 (UTC), The Ramones song references 53rd and 3rd, not 53rd and 4th where this building is situated. -Sentence doesn't make sense (under heading Sale) "Despite previously Citicorp, ... Diane Hartley. (Gary Joseph 18:38, 19 February 2006 (UTC)), Dinosnake 01:55, 8 May 2006 (UTC) Added details of chevron functionality, clarified failure mode of building and specified construction changes were cause of problem, not LeMessurier's original design - Dinosnake, 7 May 2006. I believe that someone has confused the facts - the lipstick building, to my knowledge, is the lower, stacked, oval-shaped, red-granite building seen in the foreground of the Citi-corp picture (designed by architect Phillip Johnson)... perhaps someone could verify this? Citicorp spent five years and approximately $40 million to purchase all but one portion of the entire block. -Sentence doesn't make sense (under heading Sale) "Despite previously Citicorp, acquired several low-and mid-rise buildings in the area, probably just because then Chairman Walter B. Wriston surveyed the view from his windows and told someone to “get rid of those massage parlors”" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:39, 27 November 2013 (UTC). Thanks wiki-ny-2007 (talk) 16:42, 20 June 2013 (UTC), The result of the proposal was no move. Either one of the figures is wrong or the section should be rewritten to make clear that the two paragraphs are actually talking about the same thing. I did a Google search on the text of this article, and found that most of it is taken word for word from the following site: http://www.thecityreview.com/citicorp.html, It is too bad that this article has gone down, although not as bad as when the City Review stuff was added. The address given on the main page would put it in the East Village, which would be overwhelmed by such a tall building ;) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:12, 14 March 2009 (UTC), Is that church still there, underneath the cantilevered part of the building? My recollection (and, alas, I've been unable to verify) is that the roof was originally intended to slope in another direction and was just an artistic feature but that the Greenie Weenies convinced Citicorp to reorient it during construction. No mention in this article. Even if the name changed the common name that people know it by is Citigroup center so I think it should stay with that. I'm inclined to agree we should leave it. Please take a moment to review my edit. The problem was discovered in 1978, when structural engineer William LeMussurier’s staff had a discussion with a Princeton University civil engineering student named Diane Hartley. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:31, 18 March 2007 (UTC). The bolts could shear and the building could collapse. It appears to have been written by someone with barely any English skills, or may have been machine translated from another language. Also, Citigroup is no longer at 399 Park Avenue and that article needs to reflect that; see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject New York City#399 Park Avenue and others. I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 10:45, 20 September 2016‎. I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at {{Sourcecheck}}). It needs severe work, or a complete re-write. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:25, 4 November 2007 (UTC), The line in the last paragraph discussing the engineering crisis, specifically the part about it being one of the most structurally sound buildings inthe world, can be found in The New Yorker article It was she who had discovered the design loads design fatality, and communicated it to the design firm (who had no choice but to act since she was capable of escalation awareness of the problem that she found. I have just modified 4 external links on Citigroup Center. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:03, 4 September 2008 (UTC), the address is 153 E 53rd St, btw 3rd Ave and Lex. David Billington, Diane Hartley’s undergraduate thesis advisor reports that because the columns or “legs” of the Citicorp Tower were in the middle of each side, rather than at the building’s corners, he, too, had specific concerns about the effects of quartering winds. Also, the original concept wasn't for electricity generation solar cells (which were pretty rare, expensive, and less efficient back then than they are today) but for assistance with air conditioning. I think it should be the new name, 601 Lexington Avenue (Formerly Citigroup Center). (Telephone interview June 30, 2010.) No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below.