Chase Tower (Rochester)
Chase Tower in downtown Rochester, looking northwest
|Location||219 E. Main St. Rochester, NY; 1 Chase Square Rochester, NY 14643|
|Roof||392 feet (119 m)|
|Lifts/elevators||made by Haughton|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||John Graham & Company|
The Chase Tower, also known as Lincoln First Bank (before 1996), is a skyscraper located in Rochester, New York, United States. It is the third tallest skyscraper in Rochester, standing at 392 feet (119 m). It has 27 floors and was constructed in 1973. The architect responsible for designing the building was John Graham & Company. It serves as the upstate New York headquarters of JPMorgan Chase. The building is unique for its outstanding white vertical fins and the fact that it curves outward on the bottom.
Damage to fins
The white fins were originally made with marble panel coverings. By the 1980s, however, these began to warp and loosen, some falling to the sidewalks below. These were replaced with painted aluminum panels.
The Chase Tower was renovated in 1987. It has 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of gross area, with 424,000 square feet (39,400 m2) of leasable office space.