City Bank-Farmers Trust Building

20 Exchange Place, New York City

Formerly known as the City Bank-Farmers Trust Building, it was built between 1930–1931, for the newly merged National City Bank of New York and the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company, predecessor firms of Citigroup. 

20 Exchange Place is a 57-story Art Deco building in New York. 

Height including the antenna spire: 741 ft (226 m)


At that time the building was the 4th tallest building in the world and it remained among the top ten tallest buildings in New York until 1970.


In 1996, the building was designated a City Landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission


The building was designed by the architectural firm of Cross and Cross. 

Although Cross and Cross described the building as having no particular architectural style, it was described at the time as being in the style then known as “modern classic”, with minimal art deco ornamentation.

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