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A Rochester Icon at Sunset [Sky Watch Friday]

By Shattman

   One of Rochester’s other iconic buildings/architectural features is the statue of Mercury. In my Nov. 29, 2012 posting, I gave some historical background on the statue.  It is 21 feet tall and was made out of riveted copper plates in 1881.  When completed, it was installed atop a factory smokestack and quickly became a hallmark of the city skyline. However, in 1951, the factory was demolished and the statue was placed in storage. In 1973, it found its current home atop the Aqueduct Building, only one block north of its original location. This shot was taken on the night of the ‘super moon’ in June. Scroll down for additional images made on that evening.
A Rochester Icon at Sunset   [Sky Watch Friday]

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