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Buffalo City Hall
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 53.192 W 078° 52.738
17T E 673202 N 4750396
Quick Description: This historic building has been Buffalo's City Hall since 1931.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2006 12:14:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMCAD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 26

Long Description:
After the City of Buffalo outgrew it's city hall (now Old County Hall), it was decided to build a new building at the current location at Niagara Square. Ground was broken on September 16, 1929 and the corner stone was laid May 14, 1930. The building was completed for occupancy on November 10, 1931 and was dedicated in July 1932 on the centenial anniversary of the city.

The building has 32 stories, 26 of which are usable office space, and is 398 feet high from the street to the tip of the tower. The total floor area is 566,313 square feet of which 316,937 square feet is usable for office space. There are 1,520 windows from the first to the twenty-fifth floor. An interesting design feature is that all of them open inward, making window washers obsolete in the new City Hall. It takes approximately ten days to clean them all.

For more extensive information, check out this website: (visit link)
Street address:
65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Erie

Year listed: 1999

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Government: City Hall

Current function: Government: City Hall

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2007 To: 12/31/2007

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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