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Wikipedia Description: Credit Lyonnais Building
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Crédit Agricole CIB Building (also known as the Crédit Lyonnais Building or earlier known as the J.C. Penney Building) is a 609 ft (186m) tall skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City. It is located at 1301 Avenue of the Americas between West 52nd and West 53rd Streets.
The building was developed by Uris Buildings Corporation and was completed in 1964 and has 45 floors. Uris purchased the 68,000 square feet (6,300 m2) parcel on the west side of the Avenue of the Americas from the Astor trust for $9 million in January 1964. Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates designed the building, which is the 123rd tallest in New York City. J. C. Penney was the initial anchor tenant, occupying over 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) of space across 33 floors after moving from 330–348 West 34th Street. By 1974, the company occupied over 1,180,000 square feet (110,000 m2) of the building.
J. C. Penney purchased the building for $55 million in 1977 to serve as its new headquarters. By 1978, J. C. Penney had moved over 5,000 employees into the building. However, in 1988 J. C. Penney announced its intentions to move their headquarters to Dallas, leaving the building empty and up for sale.
In May 1988, Tishman Speyer and Trammell Crow Company bought the empty tower at auction for $353 million and began an ambitious renovation. The companies brought on a consortium of pension funds as equity partners and received a $600 million loan from the Japanese Sanwa Bank. The new owners embarked on a renovation plan designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill that involved asbestos removal, a new color scheme for the facade, the expansion and redesign of the lobby and the creation of a new plaza with new paving, seating, plants and sculpture.
It is named for the Calyon Corporation which resulted from the merger of Crédit Agricole Indosuez and the corporate and investment banking division of the Crédit Lyonnais corporation ...More...
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2018_NY_NYC_1301Sixth: NY -- NYC -- Credit Lyonnais Building (1301 Sixth Avenue / Avenue of the Americas) incl two and one bronze in water (4 photos from 2018)
2011_NY_NYC_1301Sixth: NY -- NYC -- Credit Lyonnais Building (1301 Sixth Avenue / Avenue of the Americas) incl two and one bronze in water (3 photos from 2011)
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday,
(July) two-weeks out west for San Diego Comic-Con and sites in Utah,
(August) a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts to experience rain in another state,
(August) a three-day trip to Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
(August) another two-day jaunt to New York City (United Nations, Flushing),
(October) a three-day jaunt to New York City (New York Comic-Con).
That's it so far!
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.