Niagara Mohawk Building Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY. 

Detail of lobby mural by Melvin L. King and Bley & Lyman


The Niagara Hudson Building in Syracuse is an outstanding example of Art Deco architecture and a symbol of the Age of Electricity. Completed in 1932, the building became the headquarters for the nation’s largest electric utility company and expressed the technology of electricity through its modernistic design, material, and extraordinary program of exterior lighting. The design elements applied by architects Melvin L. King and Bley & Lyman transformed a corporate office tower into a widely admired beacon of light and belief in the future. With its central tower and figurative winged sculpture personifying electric lighting, the powerfully sculpted and decorated building offered a symbol of optimism and progress in the context of the Great Depression

i need help.

i was hoping i wouldn’t have to do this but since i’m too tired and stressed to work with public commissions because of everything that’s going on, i have to. me, my mother and my sister lived in an apartment where the only bills we really had to pay was gas and lights/electricity because it was an equal housing opportunity place and my mom was out of work. our uncle wasn’t on the lease but he was crashing on our couch for a while ( and my uncle’s a big guy and it was a shady neighborhood so we kinda needed him ) but was never usually there during the day because he had a job. no pets were allowed but with the help of my therapist my cat became my emotional support animal because if she would have let i would have been a wreck, so it’s safe to say the management had a grudge against us. moving on, my uncle had a job so he was helping us out with the bills and stuff. but then he lost his job and he began job hopping but ended up being without a job. so long story short, our bills weren’t getting paid and my mom’s ventures in crafting weren’t earning a huge income ( no matter how hard she tried ) so our lights and gas were turned off. there was no way to pay either bill, so we had to pack up some stuff and stay with my aunt in the next city over. well, while we were gone, after about a week of being there, someone completely RANSACKED our apartment before inspection so it was a mess. and we failed inspection because of someone else’s doing and were evicted. we don’t know who did the ransacking but it was someone with a key. the fact is, it doesn’t matter who did it because they will be taken care of in the long run. i’m not worried about that right now. what i’m worried about is the well being of my mother and my sister. they’ve been there all seventeen years of my life and my mom has raised us both for thirty-nine years of her life and i don’t like seeing her like this. we have literally hit rock bottom and it’s even a miracle that our aunt and uncle are even letting us stay with them now. what i’m asking for is donations. i hate asking for things, especially money, but we need something to get us on our feet. you don’t have to donate like $1000 or anything, just a little something to help us with past due bills, saving up a fund, buying some food, etc. it would mean the world to me, my mom and my sister. the only way to donate is through paypal ( tcinkspotcreations@gmail.com ) at the moment &. if you don’t have paypal and would like to discuss another payment option, just message me. in return, if you would like, i’ll make you an appreciation gift in photoshop. even if you can’t donate anything, spread the word, we need all the help we can get. thank you

- dakota.

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On this day in music history: July 2, 1991 - Into The Great Wide Open, the eighth studio album by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is released. Produced by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, it is recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Studio C, Canoga Park, CA and M.C. Studios from Late 1990 - Early 1991. Released over two years after Petty’s first solo album “Full Moon Fever”, it is the first new album by The Heartbreakers since “Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)”, released four years earlier in 1987. Having worked together on the Traveling Wilburys and “Full Moon Fever” projects, Petty will invite Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) to co-produce the new album. It will spin off three hit singles including “Learning To Fly” (#1 Mainstream Rock, #28 Pop), and the title track (#4 Mainstream Rock, #92 Pop). The memorable music video for “Into The Great Wide Open” (directed by Julien Temple), features actors Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway. It is The Heartbreakers last release on MCA Records before they sign with Warner Bros. Into The Great Wide Open will peak at number thirteen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

You can tell a lot about a person from their music. Hit shuffle on you iPod, Phone, MP3, or whatever, and put the first 10 songs! One rule, no skipping!!! Tag 10 people and pass it on!

i was tagged by the gorgeous hot-hutch-tamales

1. robot rock- daft punk

2. i’m going slightly mad- queen

3. filthy and gorgeous- scissor sisters

4. blue orchid- white stripes

5. on my own- nika costa

6. rain- eli luzon

7. ghosts- michael jackson

8. who the hell are you- madison avenue

9. disco 2000- pulp

10. wild west hero- electric light orchestra

now tagging 10 ppl: 

partycitychic glamazonjesus heidiwolf94 sissythatcunt rajamrull thefrootprint theecarmen torrenvampire roygaylock dragobsessedandposessed