An iconic example of Art Deco design both inside and out, Melvin King designed the Syracuse Lighting Company building in a consultation with Buffalo firm Bley and Lyman. It became the headquarters of Niagara-Hudson, Niagara-Mohawk, and now National Grid. By 1933, citizens referred to it as “the electric jewel”, this striking design is resplendent with shining Crucible Steel, produced in Solvay. The same steel was used in the Chrysler Building in New York City. Arranged with setbacks, black glass, helium filled lighting tubes, and topped with The Spirit of Light, this building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco design in the United States. In 2009, it was placed on the National Register.