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Location DB > United States > New York > Rochester > Sykes Datatronics
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Sykes Datatronics
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 Database Info
created by NAN on 2/5/2006 10:21 PM
last modified by phrenzee on 3/30/2015 8:50 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Very old brick, industrial building. It was probably built at the turn of the century. Very intresting roof structure, lots of buildings up there
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
Orchard and Lyell
Rochester, New York
United States
Owner: Unknown
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    Lots of stuff left behind. Really old computer components, magnetic tape reels, punch cards...
     Security Measures
  • fences
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1890
    Closed: 1990
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Syke was a very profitable manufacturer of micro computers in the the 1980's. Mismanagement and competition caused them to go into bankruptcey in the late 80s. They ended up closing in 1990. The building that housed it was never used for anything else.
     Media Coverage
    There were three serious fires here in the past several weeks (Spring 2006) and a firefighter was injured. Firefighters are now barred from entering the structure! City of Rochester claims the owner cannot be located so Rochester taxpayers may have to foot the bill for the remaining demolition that is planned.
    Fire one: http://www.rochest...7/NEWS01/606070321

    Fire two: http://www.rochest...1/NEWS01/606110352
     Future Plans
    None, asbestos abatement began in August 2014 , demolition began in early December 2014. We salute you Sykes.
     Stories
    My first trip
    Mon, Feb 6th, 2006
    posted by NAN


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     Photo Galleries
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    Sykes Datatronics
    Mon, Feb 6th, 2006
    posted by NAN
    18 pictures
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    Our Sykes Adventure!
    Tue, Feb 28th, 2006
    posted by theswimmingfox
    46 pictures
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    The Old Factory off to One Side
    Thu, Mar 2nd, 2006
    posted by theswimmingfox
    26 pictures
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    Incinerator Area Near the Factory?
    Sun, Mar 5th, 2006
    posted by theswimmingfox
    15 pictures
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    just a quick trip
    Thu, Apr 13th, 2006
    posted by argonian
    16 pictures
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    March 2006
    Sun, Aug 6th, 2006
    posted by djarcanum
    10 pictures
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    lopix was around
    Sun, Feb 25th, 2007
    posted by lopix
    6 pictures
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    Sykes Trip 1
    Mon, Jul 11th, 2011
    posted by MidnightGenius
    25 pictures
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    Sykes (2013)
    Sat, May 18th, 2013
    posted by FloodSpectre
    5 pictures
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    Sykes (Fall 2013)
    Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
    posted by puddlejumper12
    10 pictures
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    The Final Days
    Thu, Dec 18th, 2014
    posted by puddlejumper12
    2 pictures
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    Changeling
    Fri, Feb 27th, 2015
    posted by puddlejumper12
    15 pictures


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     Panoramas

    From the Tower!
    Sun, Mar 5th, 2006
    posted by theswimmingfox


    From the Tower Part Two!
    Sun, Mar 5th, 2006
    posted by theswimmingfox
     Web Links
    http://www.rochest...ding-rochester-ny/
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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 5/11/2015 3:24 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 11 15 at 15:24, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on May 10 15 at 18:54, puddlejumper12 updated gallery Changeling
  • on May 10 15 at 18:52, puddlejumper12 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 10 15 at 18:50, puddlejumper12 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 10 15 at 18:43, puddlejumper12 updated gallery Changeling
  • on May 10 15 at 18:39, puddlejumper12 created a new gallery
  • on Apr 7 15 at 1:35, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Mar 30 15 at 20:50, phrenzee changed the following: Status
  • on Dec 20 14 at 22:26, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Dec 20 14 at 14:53, puddlejumper12 updated gallery The Final Days
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