Niagara At Night

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artwhiz47

Hamburg, United States

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Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
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This stunning view can be had from the 19th floor of the Giacomo Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY. The Giacomo is a magnificent example of Art Deco & has been known as ‘Niagara Falls’s skyscraper’ since it was built in 1929. It has now been outstripped by the Seneca Casino’s hotel (not visible in this photo), but only by a few storeys.
There was a pretty sunset on 11 December 2010, & I caught the tail end of it, just as the lights that illuminate the American Fall from dusk to midnight or so came on. The white lights (my favorites) are up first, followed by any number of combinations of colored lights. At this time of year, that includes red & green.
Here can be seen the skyline of the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, the illuminated brink of the American Fall, part of Goat Island to the left, including the fine stone bridge that was, in my childhood, the only access to the island for both vehicles & pedestrians (it is now a footbridge only), & the ever-present mist from the Horseshoe (Canadian) Fall rising above it all. In the past few years, this skyline has shot up – not long ago, the only ‘high-rise’ elements were the towers, but now multi-storey hotels associated with the casinos have taken over.
We could see a very similar scene from our corner room on the fourth floor, but the public lounge/observation area on the 19th is THE vantage point. Years ago, a cousin of mine had his law office on the 10th floor, & I had never been higher than that. In those days, this was the United Office Building, & was a desirable address for professionals of various sorts. Its fortunes sagged badly as ‘urban renewal’ failed to ‘renew’ the south end of the city (& the north end is an absolute wreck at present) & succeeded only in toppling almost all of the old structures in favor of parking ramps, uninteresting hotels & general mayhem. For a while it looked as if the UOB would fall prey to the same lack of vision, but in the end it was preserved, & it has truly risen from the ashes. It how houses 38 hotel rooms & almost as many apartments on the upper floors. Bravo, Giacomo!

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