This was built in 1932, and originally known as the Niagara Hudson building. Within a few years the name switched to Niagara Mohawk. Now owned by National Grid, the name plate over the doors still says Niagara Mohawk, which was the nation’s largest electric utility company when this building opened. There is also a Niagara Mohawk building in Buffalo (also known as the Electric Tower), which was built earlier and is in ways a precursor to the art deco design of which this building is a masterpiece.
I have an earlier shot of this beauty here, taken from a distance two years ago. I had closer shots from that night, but was not happy with any of them so waited for my chance to get back and do it over. This was taken just before dawn on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend.