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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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  • I have never taken an official tour but wandering around is easy and peaceful. Bring a camera. The view of Buffalo is spectacular. Niagara Falls can also been seen in the distance.  more »
  • fantastic panoramic view of all of buffalo from the rooftop deck; interesting architecture throughout and huge dark murals in the lobby  more »
  • If you love architecture, than you MUST visit Buffalo City Hall, It is amazing art deco in every single detail. A must see and very historic.  more »
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