This building was the tallest building in New York State’s western region at the time it was built. One of the “ultra-modern” features it offered was a hydronic elevator that was hooked to and powered by a city water main.
As part of Corning’s Downtown Revitalization efforts over the past decade, the second through fifth floors were converted to luxury apartments while the first floor remained retail.
- The project received over $900,000 in funding through a Restore New York grant and a 10% match from Three Rivers Development Corp.
- The building was restored to standards of the Department of the Interior and received Federal and State Rehabilitation tax credits.
- Inside, each of the top four floors has a one or two bedroom apartment. The spaces incorporate modern amenities with a touch of luxury to cater to young professionals and individuals relocating to the area.
- A new elevator was also added.
- The Owner incorporated recycled materials, solar panels, and heat efficiency devices into the design.
- Two solar panels on the roof generate enough electricity to run the lights in all of the apartments.