As required by contract, this church was built to replace the 1870's Gothic Revival church razed during the construction of the Citicorp building. An abstract tent-like structure, the church design echoes the geometry of the adjacent skyscraper. Its granite-clad steel exterior shelters an airy skylit interior containing elements of Gothic form adorned with the work of modern sculptors such as Louise Nevelson. Home to a small congregation with important ties to the jazz community, the modest church is dwarfed, both literally and figuratively, by its mammoth corporate neighbor.

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St. Peter's Church
Lexington Avenue and 54th Street, Hugh Stubbins & Associates (architects), Massimo Vignelli (interior design), Louise Nevelson (designer-sculptor) [1977]