High Falls

3790High Falls, Rochester, New York. CLUI photo.
High Falls, on the Genesee River, is in the middle of downtown Rochester. Though there are a few other waterfalls at industrial cities in upstate New York, such as Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, and Cohoes Falls, none are as urban as those in Rochester. The city was the home of Kodak (as well as other pioneering imaging companies Bausch and Lomb, and Xerox), which grew up there using power captured from the river and its falls. Perhaps it is not entirely coincidental that the premier photographic company of the world emerged in a city with a waterfall at its core.