Thursday, January 28, 2010

Clinton Exchange Building

The Clinton Exchange Building, an elegant four-sided building siding on Genesee Street (at the right), was designed in response to the grid and diagonal layout of downtown. The two opposing sides are not parallel, the shorter front is concave and the longer back is convex. This achieves the result that the rear corners are more or less square with their respective street corners, as Franklin Street crosses Erie Boulevard at a right angle, and then curves so that it also crosses Genesee St. at a right angle.  Perfect.
The art deco Niagara Mohawk Building is behind on Erie. 

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