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Morning View - Citigroup Building

In a neighborhood that mostly comprises 2-3 story buildings, the 50-story Citigroup Building looms over Long Island City, Queens. It's the tallest building in NYC outside of Manhattan and the tallest on Long Island. The Citigroup's completion in 1990 spurred a frenzy of high-rise apartment buildings a mile away on the East River waterfront. While its size does look impressive, most find it terribly out of scale with the rest of Queens. I just find it to be one more boring glass box. The Citigroup has its own subway station in the basement, which I suppose means the employees can come to work without actually seeing its bland awfulness.

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