I.M. Pei & Associates, Master Plan for Genesee Crossroads, Rochester, NY. 1960.
This design is interesting the sense that the Miesian building in the center straddles the Genesee River. Several elements of this proposal were lifted from another project by Pei, Kip’s Bay Plaza in NYC. This proposal was ultimately rejected, although future proposals for the site drew upon Pei’s ideas.
I bought this as a freshly restored frame and fork from Velo Cult last fall. I had a clear idea of what I wanted for this build, but I didn’t have the cash to do it paying full retail. (like I ever pay full retail) I spent several months crawling eBay and the internet for the specific parts I had in mind. Just about everything was new or NOS, other than the seatpost, BB, and crankset. I had my LBS lace up the wheels for me using Dura Ace 7600 track hubs and some NOS Mavic MA40s I picked up nearly five years ago. I’m loving these wheels. The geometry is perfect for me and I’m really pleased with how it this build came out.