Chase Tower (Rochester)

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Chase Tower
Chase Tower Rochester, New York; cropped.jpg
Chase Tower in downtown Rochester, looking northwest
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 219 E. Main St. Rochester, NY; 1 Chase Square Rochester, NY 14643
Coordinates 43°09′22″N 77°36′24″W / 43.15611°N 77.60667°W / 43.15611; -77.60667Coordinates: 43°09′22″N 77°36′24″W / 43.15611°N 77.60667°W / 43.15611; -77.60667
Owner Gallina Development Corporation[1]
Roof 392 feet (119 m)
Technical details
Floor count 27
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.[2]

Damage to fins[edit]

The white fins were originally made with marble panel coverings. By the 1980s, however, these began to warp and loosen. 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.[3]


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