Electric Tower

Local nameElectric Tower
LocationBuffalo, New York, USA

Electric Tower is a historic office building and skyscraper located at the corner of Washington and Genesee Streets in Buffalo. It is the seventh tallest building in Buffalo. It stands 294 feet and 14 stories tall and is in the Beaux-Arts Classical Revival style. It was designed by James A. Johnson and built in 1912. The tower was based upon an earlier Electric Tower constructed for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition; as with most of the buildings constructed for that event, the original was only temporary and demolished shortly after the fair ended. Additions were made in 1923 and 1928. The white terra-cotta clad was originally built as the Niagara Mohawk Building and features an octagonal tower which steps back three times to terminate in a large lantern. It is also known as Iskalo Electric Tower.The decorative symbols featuring aspects of electricity production are considered precursors to subsequent art deco design.

Tags Modern Architecture
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Tower

Official website http://www.electrictower.com/

Phone +1 716 633 2096

Address 535 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA

Coordinates 42°53'18.938" N -78°52'19.441" E

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