Con Ed Energy Control Center, Upper West Side, NYC

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This electrical substation, now known as the Energy Control Center, is located at 128 West End Avenue. It feels like an unfinished office building with a corporate style entrance, limestone facade and black granite base. The teal enamel panels create a vertical stripe of color down the front facade, enlivening what is otherwise a slightly forlorn building. The sides of the structure also features brick patterning in a more subdued blue color. All in all an unusual and stately design for a utilitarian structure. It was built from 1959-61 for Consolidated Edison by architect Howard Meinke, but was possibly updated later in the mid-60s by the same architect. Meinke did several other projects for Con Ed.

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