'Building becomes architecture only when the mind of man consciously takes it and tries with all his resources to make it beautiful, to put concordance, sympathy with nature, and all that into it. Then you have architecture.' ~ Frank Lloyd Wright - - - ± Frank Borsellino © From Where I Sit™
* 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 'Niagara Hudson Building' in 2010. It 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 United States' largest electric utility company and expressed the technology of electricity through its modernistic design, material, and extraordinary program of exterior lighting. The design elements applied by architects Melvin L. King and Bley & 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.
* Niagara Mohawk Power Corp Building in Syracuse, New York