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Onondaga Tower formally becomes Barclay Damon Tower on Monday as law firm moves in

By Eric Reinhardt

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The illuminated Onondaga Tower formally becomes Barclay Damon Tower on Monday when the Syracuse–based law firm begins operations in its new headquarters at the corner of East Jefferson and South Warren Streets in downtown Syracuse. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Onondaga Tower, located at 125 E. Jefferson St. in Syracuse, will officially become Barclay Damon Tower on Monday.

That’s when Barclay Damon, LLP, a Syracuse–based law firm, moves its headquarters and more than 150 employees into the newly renovated building, the firm said in a news release. 

Barclay Damon will occupy five floors in the 15-story building.

The building is located at the corner of East Jefferson and South Warren Streets in downtown Syracuse.

It’s the downtown building that is illuminated in a different color during the evening hours. Building tenant Ephesus Lighting added 22 light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures to the exterior of the building in 2014, which light up the structure.

The illuminated Barclay Damon signage on all four sides of the building made its debut on Aug. 9.

The Barclay Damon firm resulted from last year’s combination of Syracuse–based Hiscock & Barclay, LLP and Buffalo–based Damon Morey LLP. It established a 275-attorney, “super-regional” law firm.

CBD Companies, which owns the building, invested $6 million to prepare the space for the Barclay Damon offices, according to the law firm.

The local developer had previously invested $9 million in the structure prior to the work preparing the space for Barclay Damon’s move.

CBD Companies is a partnership involving developers Charles Sangster, Courtney Wilson, and Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc., a Syracuse–based investment-brokerage firm.

It has offices throughout the major cities of New York state, along with Toronto, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Newark, New Jersey.

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