Credit Lyonnais Building

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Crédit Lyonnais Building
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General information
Type Office
Location 1301 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019, USA
Coordinates 40°45′43″N 73°58′47″W / 40.761983°N 73.979841°W / 40.761983; -73.979841Coordinates: 40°45′43″N 73°58′47″W / 40.761983°N 73.979841°W / 40.761983; -73.979841
Completed 1964
Owner Paramount Group
Roof 609 ft (186 m)
Technical details
Floor count 45
Design and construction
Architect Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates

Crédit Lyonnais Building (also known as the Crédit Agricole CIB Building or earlier known as the J.C. Penney Building) is a 609 ft (186m) tall skyscraper located at 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York (between West 52nd and West 53rd Streets).

Development & construction[edit]

It was developed by Uris Brothers[1] and was completed in 1964 and has 45 floors. Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates designed the building, which is the 87th tallest in New York City.


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 as a result of the takeover of the latest by Crédit Agricole S.A. in 2002. Calyon was since renamed Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in 2010. It used to serve as the headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers before they moved to 300 Madison Avenue. It is now Credit Agricole CIB's US headquarters.

The building's other tenants include public accounting firm CohnReznick, the law firm Chadbourne & Parke, the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Barclays.

At one time RJR Nabisco had its headquarters in the building.[2] After RJR Nabisco was separated, Nabisco Group Holdings Corp. had its headquarters in Calyon.[3]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Investor Information 1997 Annual Report." RJR Nabisco. February 2, 1999. Retrieved on December 2, 1999. "Corporate Offices: RJR Nabisco, Inc. 1301 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019"
  3. ^ "Shareholder Services." Nabisco Group Holdings. February 8, 1999. Retrieved on December 2, 2011. "Corporate Offices: Nabisco Group Holdings Corp. 1301 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019"

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