One Court Square

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One Court Square
Facade of 1 Court Square
General information
Type Office
Completed 1990
Roof 658 ft (201 m)
Technical details
Floor count 50
Floor area 1,401,630 sq ft (130,216 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill

One Court Square, also known as the Citigroup Building, is a 50-story 200.5-metre (658 ft) office tower in Long Island City, Queens across the East River from Manhattan in New York City. It was completed in 1990 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP for Citigroup. The tower is the tallest building in New York City (and State) outside of Manhattan, and the tallest building on Long Island.[1] WNYZ-LP (also known as Pulse 87) broadcasts from the top of this building. Additionally, the building will house the headquarters of cable company Altice USA in the near future.

It is not to be mistaken for the Citigroup Center in Manhattan, which is across the street from Citigroup's former main headquarters at 399 Park Avenue. Both buildings are accessible via subway stations on the IND Queens Boulevard Line (E and ​M trains); Citigroup Center is near Lexington Avenue–53rd Street, while One Court Square is right above Court Square–23rd Street.

The building is parodied in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV as the LC24 Tower.


  • Opened in 1990
  • Green-tinted glass-wrapped
  • 50 Stories above ground (54 total)
  • 27 passenger elevators; 4 freight elevators and 6 escalators
  • 1,401,630 rentable square feet (130,203 square meters)
  • Owned by Savanna
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Construction Manager: Turner Construction

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Citicorp Leads Queens To The Skies, Queens Tribune, accessed February 13, 2007 Archived February 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 40°44′49.5″N 73°56′38″W / 40.747083°N 73.94389°W / 40.747083; -73.94389