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.Plan to see Buffalo City Hall and other attractions that appeal to you using our Buffalo trip itinerary planning site .
The 378ft building (398ft when measured from street level to the tip of the tower) is one of the largest and tallest municipal buildings in the United States and is also one of the tallest buildings in Western New York. It was designed by chief architect John Wade with the assistance of George Dietel. The friezes were sculpted by Albert Stewart and the sculpture executed by Rene Paul Chambellan.
Buffalo City Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Previous 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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We were able to sign up for a guided tour at noon. Led by a former educator with an emphasis on the architecture, we were given an in depth tour. Walking to the observation tower was a highlight. Incr... more »
Beautiful Art Deco building. Parking lot a few yards away $4.50 fee. There are free tours at noon. No fee for the observation deck. Take the elevator to the 25th floor then walk up three flights to th... more »
There are some beautiful buildings in Buffalo but the city hall building takes the cake. I don't know of a city hall anywhere that looks as impressive as this one.
Free and fun! Buffalo from a birds-eye view. Also, if reading this in May/June 2019 or so, be sure to indulge in the "Pre-K Picasso" artwork in the lobby. SO cool.
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