Five Star Bank Plaza

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Five Star Bank Plaza
HSBC Plaza.jpg
Former names

One HSBC Plaza (1999-2016)

Marine Midland Plaza (?-1999)
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 100 Chesnut Street, Rochester, NY, United States
Coordinates 43°09′18″N 77°36′08″W / 43.154898°N 77.602261°W / 43.154898; -77.602261Coordinates: 43°09′18″N 77°36′08″W / 43.154898°N 77.602261°W / 43.154898; -77.602261
Completed 1970
Opening 1970
Renovated 1999
Roof 284 ft (87 m)
Technical details
Floor count 21
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP [1]
Structural engineer Bruce Graham and Fazlur Rahman Khan

Five Star Bank Plaza is a high-rise building located in Rochester, New York, United States.[2] It is the sixth tallest building in Rochester. It has also been known as One HSBC Plaza and Marine Midland Plaza. Standing at 284 feet (87 m) with 21 floors, the building was built in 1970 and renovated 1999. It has 560 parking spaces and 380,000 square feet (35,000 m2) of gross building area;[3] 351,400 of it being usable.[4]

The radio stations 95.1 WAIO, 100.5 WDVI-FM, 1180 WHAM, 1280 WHTK, 107.3 WNBL and other stations in the iHeartMedia company's Rochester cluster broadcast from studios located on the 16th floor of the tower. Five Star Bank moved its regional headquarters to Rochester in 2016. Five Star Bank will lease three floors for ten years. Marine Midland Bank moved into the plaza during a bank merger renaming the plaza Marine Midland Plaza then in 1999 Marine Midland was re-banded as HSBC in 1999 as part of HSBC's global re-branding, thus renaming the plaza One HSBC Plaza. HSBC Bank USA moved out of the plaza several years later. They sold the branch to First Niagara Bank back in 2012 then later consolidated with another branch nearby. Five Star Bank opened a branch in the Plaza in the former branch of HSBC and First Niagara.

The Building lights up certain offices to display a Christmas tree during the holiday season.


  1. ^ "Five Star Bank Plaza, Rochester". Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  2. ^ "One HSBC Plaza, Rochester". Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Five Star Bank Plaza - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "// Location Details". 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 

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