250 South Avenue
Downtown Rochester Lofts
Project: 250 South Ave, Rochester, NY
General Contractor: Whitney East
Owner/Architect: Plan Architectural Studio
Driving through the City of Rochester on 490 West, look to the right just before you reach the Genesee River. Adjacent to a restored brick building is a spiral stair, floating like a strand of DNA. Protected by a wire mesh enclosure, the galvanized stair leads to the penthouse. Steel-framed balconies accent the building. Wire mesh guardrail infills provide protection without obstructing the beautiful downtown views.