One M & T Plaza is a twenty-one story high rise building located on Main and Eagle Streets in downtown, Buffalo, New York. Completed in 1967, the M & T building was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the same architect who designed the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City. The building is home to M & T Bank’s corporate headquarters and is the sixth-tallest building in Buffalo. During holidays and other special events, the top section of the building is illuminated in festive colors.
Construction of One M & T Plaza began in 1964. In recent years, workers who assisted in the construction of One M & T Plaza have developed and died of mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos-containing fireproofing, floor and ceiling tiles, pipe covering, boiler insulation, packing materials, mastic, and window glazing were used on a massive scale to construct the facility. Workers who handled materials that contained asbestos or worked in the vicinity of others who did are at high risk for developing an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma.
Many union and non-union laborers who worked on the construction of M & T Plaza were employed by various contractors throughout Western New York. If you or a loved one were once employed in connection with the construction of the One M&T Plaza and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.