The Midtown Tower and Plaza was a shopping and office complex located on nearly nine acres of land at Clinton Square, between Main and Broad Streets in Rochester, New York. Originally opened in 1962, Midtown Plaza was the first urban indoor shopping mall in the world. Midtown Tower, which was attached to the mall, was a seventeen-story building that contained offices, retail space, a restaurant and a hotel. Over the years, stores at the mall found it more difficult to remain profitable. By the late 1990s, most of the mall was vacant. Midtown Plaza closed in 2008, and in 2009, it was demolished. After several years of sitting vacant, Midtown Tower is scheduled for a total renovation, which will include new condominiums, offices and retail space.
Prior to the late 1970s, asbestos-containing materials were utilized in the construction and maintenance at Midtown Tower and Plaza in Rochester, New York. Inhaling dust and particles from the application and removal of asbestos-containing materials placed workers at risk for developing serious health problems, such as mesothelioma. Even those who were not in direct contact with asbestos materials remain at risk for the development of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one once worked construction or maintenance at Midtown Tower and Plaza, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.