Searching for Community From Thirty Stories of Brutalism

by Bill Ball

When Xerox built the tallest building in Rochester, NY in 1967, it poured and then sandblasted thirty stark stories of exposed aggregate to anchor an imposingly gray headquarters complex covering almost a city block. It then promptly moved its HQ to Connecticut two years later and continued to scale back its presence at the Rochester building until finally completely moving out of the facility 2018. The Rochester central business district was left with a complex of over a half-million square fee...

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