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Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo
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Buffalo City Hall is the seat for municipal government in the City of Buffalo, New York. Located at 65 Niagara Square, the 32 story Art Deco building was completed in 1931 by Dietel, Wade & Jones.At 378ft height or 398ft from the street to the tip of the tower, it is one of the largest and tallest municipal buildings in the United States of America and is also one of the tallest buildings in Western New York. The design was by John Wade, chief architect, with the assistance of George Dietel. The friezes were sculpted by Albert Stewart and the sculpture executed by Rene Paul Chambellan.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.HistoryPrevious buildingsIn 1851, the city bought the property at the northwest corner of Church and Franklin streets in Buffalo to be used for the Mayor's office and other city offices. On this site, and constructed between 1871 and 1875, the city built a monumental granite structure designed by Rochester architect Andrew Jackson Warner (1833–1910). The building, now known as the County and City Hall, featured three floors and a large, seven-story clock tower. It held offices for the City of Buffalo and Erie County.
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  • In my opinion, the city hall of Buffalo, NY is the most beautiful architectural building in the city. The elevators are awesome and it has a charm all by itself. In the basement there is a full servic...  more »
  • The beautiful building when built was one of the nicest City Halls in the country. Over the years it has been in need of a lot of care. Dingy and in need of cleaning. Observation deck when open gives ...  more »
  • It is a masterpiece Deco, the largest and tallest City Hall in the United States, and just to admire it slept two nights in Buffalo during the visit to Niagara falls. Not in the city centre but easily accessible and good parking, the noontime on each side, from far and near always being affected by its volumes. Deco details at the top are another must, as the photos at dusk. You can go in and turn freely, reaching the Summit in an elevator for an interesting view of the city. Unmissable and, although the comparison is inappropriate, I will say that I prefer it to Horseshoe Fall.
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