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NYC - Queens - LIC: 5 Pointz | by wallyg
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NYC - Queens - LIC: 5 Pointz


Citicorp Building is a 658-foot (201m), 50-story office tower in Long Island City. Completed in 1990 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP for the bank Citigroup, the tower is the tallest building on Long Island and tallest in New York City outside Manhattan. The only building in the US outside a central business district which is taller is the Williams Tower in Houston. Also known as One Court Square, the tower is glass-wrapped and green tinted and can accomodate 3500 employees.


Just blocks from P.S. 1 is 5 Pointz, the Institute of Higher Burnin'. Not a museum or gallery, 5 Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art covering a converted warehouse full of artist studios. The art of famous and novice graffiti artists covers the building's facade, all done with the encouragement of the building's owner. It's a well-known sight from the elevated 7 subway, which runs behind 5 Pointz.

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Taken on June 15, 2013