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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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  • Buffalo City Hall is a Beautiful examples of some of the best architecture in Buffalo!!! And the view from the Observation Level is the best there is in the city! 
  • A vintage city hall and certainly a vintage elevator ride to the top. Why you can see Canada! Or maybe Russia if you are Sarah Palin! 
  • Beautiful building constructed in the Art Deco style. Be sure to take the tour of the building which includes visiting some of the offices, the court room, the mayor's office and the observation deck ...  more »
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