Monday, 8 August 2016

Zephyrinus Towers.



Zephyrinus Towers
(otherwise known as
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The Niagara Hudson Building.
Other name: Niagara Mohawk Building.
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

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.

2 comments:

  1. Nice... but I don't think it's quite the right design for a Minor Basilica - please try again ;-)

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  2. Merely an initial Pencil Sketch, Matthaeus.

    Merely a Pencil Sketch.

    Watch this space for the completed Blueprints for the new Minor Basilica.

    One wonders: Is there a Minor Basilica Dedicated to Saint Zephyrinus anywhere ?

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