Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Splendour In Art Deco.



The Niagara Mohawk Building,
Syracuse, New York.
Photo: 18 May 2012.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

The Niagara Mohawk Building is an Art Deco Classic Building in Syracuse, New York. It is a building of The Niagara Mohawk Power Utility Company, now owned by National Grid plc. It was Listed on The National Register of Historic Places as The Niagara Hudson Building in 2010.



The Niagara Mohawk Building,
Syracuse, New York.
Photo: 9 October 2013.
Source: Own work.
Author: Don-vip.
(Wikimedia Commons)


According to the National Park Service:
The Niagara Hudson Building, in Syracuse, New York, is an outstanding example of Art Deco Architecture and a symbol of The Age of Electricity. Completed in 1932, the building became the headquarters for the Nation’s largest Electric Utility Company and expressed the technology of electricity through its modernistic design, material, and extraordinary programme of exterior lighting.
The design elements, applied by Architects Melvin L. King and Bley and Lyman, transformed a Corporate Office Tower into a widely-admired beacon of light and belief in the future.
With its Central Tower and figurative winged sculpture personifying electric lighting, the powerfully-sculpted and decorated building offered a symbol of optimism and progress in the context of The Great Depression.



A large part of the Art Deco facade of
The Niagara-Mohawk Power Building, Syracuse, New York.
Photo: 29 June 2005.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The building was Listed on The United States National Register of Historic Places in June 2010.
The Listing was announced as the Featured Listing in The National Park Service's Weekly List of
25 June 2010.

The building was built in 1932. It was headquarters for what was "then, the Nation's largest Electric Utility Company".

It was nominated by New York State's Board of Historic Preservation for Listing on The National Register of Historic Places in December 2009. The Board described the building as "an outstanding example of Art Deco Architecture and a symbol of The Age of Electricity."

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