Mohawk Building

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Syracuse, New York
Mohawk Building - Mohawk from a distance.
Mohawk Building - The front doors.
Mohawk Building - The arch angel over looking Syracuse.
Mohawk Building - The arch angel over looking Syracuse.
Mohawk Building - The arch angel over looking Syracuse.
Mohawk Building - The arch angel over looking Syracuse.

Mohawk Building Syracuse Reviews

DHaworth DHaworth
29 reviews
Mohawk Building Dec 27, 2008
Art Deco was the hot architectural style in America during the 1920s and 1930s. The style is characterized by features like smooth wall surfaces (often shiny metal), with zigzags, chevrons, and other geometric motifs as decorative elements on the façade. The geometric motifs usually emphasize verticality, which is often enhanced by adding towers and vertical projections. Even figure sculptures display an angular geometric approach. One of the best examples of Art Deco style in New York State, and arguably in America, is the Niagara Mohawk Building in Syracuse. This dramatic seven-story structure, which is the headquarters of the Niagara Mohawk Power Company at 300 Erie Boulevard West, was built in 1932. It was designed by the Buffalo architectural firm of Bley & Lyman and the Syracuse architect Melvin L. King. The façade is constructed of gray brick and stone in a series of setbacks, with additional cladding in stainless steel, aluminum, and black glass. The ornamentation is truly opulent. There are parallel bands, zigzags, and chevrons. At the base of the tower six stories above the entrance, there is a 28-foot-high statue of a male figure with outstretched arms from which rays of light emanate like giant wings. The stunning sculpture is called, “Spirit of Light.” Niagara Mohawk gleams, shimmering in daylight and glittering at night with interior lighting and powerful exterior flood illumination.

Now I have to tell you this building is amazing, and fantastic. One of my alltime favorites buildings. The best thing about this wonderful sight, is that it is 100% free. I spoke to the security guards on duty for some time. I did my best to bribe them into letting me into the upper floors. The building is very secure. If you have no invitation to do business there. You will never be permitted to go inside. With my travel attire I felt at home. Feeling like being in the original King kong The arch angel on the building is large and magnificent. You will stand in awe of the building. If you are in the area, go and admire this piece of art, and skip Niagara Falls. you will gain more pleasure and historical knowledge.
Mohawk from a distance.
The front doors.
The arch angel over looking Syracu…
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