Times Square Building, Rochester

Times Square Building, Rochester

The Times Square Building is an Art Deco skyscraper designed by Ralph Thomas Walker of the firm Voorhees, Gmelin, and Walker located in Rochester. At 260 feet (79 m), it is the eighth-tallest building in Rochester, with 14 floors. The former Genesee Valley Trust Building is a streamlined twelve-story building supporting four aluminum wings 42 feet high, known as the "Wings of Progress", each weighing 12,000 pounds.

These structures are among the most distinctive features of the Rochester skyline. The trompe-l’oeil style is used for the decor throughout the building's interior and features various depictions of stylized wheat in reference to Rochester's presence as "the flour city".

An interesting historical note about this building is that the cornerstone of this building was laid on October 29, 1929, "Black Tuesday" of the 1929 stock market crash.
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Times Square Building on Map

Sight Name: Times Square Building
Sight Location: Rochester, USA (See walking tours in Rochester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Rochester, New York

Create Your Own Walk in Rochester

Create Your Own Walk in Rochester

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rochester is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Industrial Buildings

Historical Industrial Buildings

Rochester was one of the United States' first boomtowns. The city rose to prominence as the birthplace and home of some of America's most iconic companies such as Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Western Union and Bausch & Lomb among others. Owning its rich industrial heritage, Rochester is rich in industrial historical buildings.

On this self-guided walking tour, you will visit a few...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

The city of Rochester's community is diverse and thus many religions are observed within its borders. The spiritual attitude is reflected by the historic churches, their congregations and architectural elements. Take this tour and discover the most interesting and beautiful religious venues.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Rochester Introduction Walking Tour

Rochester Introduction Walking Tour

Rochester is New York's third-biggest city. The location of the Genessee River helped to establish Rochester as a mill town early in its history. English settlers arrived in the area that would become the city when the Iroquois tribe ceded their territory after the American Revolution.

The Eerie Canal construction in the 1820s helped the city grow into an urban center that would set the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles