CITICORP BUILDING NEW YORK At 663 feet, this forty-eight-story glass building is New York City’s tallest tower outside of Manhattan. It is still 251 feet shorter than the Citicorp Center just across the East River, only one subway stop away. This one provides back-office space for the company. The bank was chartered in 1912 as the City Bank of New York. A half-century later, the name was changed to First National City Bank of New York to reflect its membership in the national banking system. Mergers and whims dictated several more name changes until it finally settled on âœCitibankâ in 1976.