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Guaranty / Prudential Building

28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202
716 854 0003
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Ranked #12 of 88 Attractions in Buffalo
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Jackson Heights, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well worth a visit, even if it's a little out of your way, just to get out and take a look. It doesn't sound like you can just wander in or do a tour, but I'd love to if there was ever an opportunity. It's really a beautiful building, in an area with a lot of other architectural gems. The... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hard to explain what it's like to stand in front of a masterpiece. Life keeps going, cars are parked, the city is exactly the same, but this building stands in all its splendor, speaking of beauty but also of history and the evolution of technology, the history of this country, and the power of a great individual mind whose unique... More

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Didn't actually get to go inside, but observed it via the Buffalo Tours downtown tour. Amazing structure with such intense and in depth art work well worth the $10 cost of the tour.

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Huntington, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Gorgeous facade, so intricate. They do 't make buildings like this any more. Should also check out the Ellicott building nearby, too. Another beauty, and it is easier to get into, with public space and places to buy a snack and sit down.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This building is awe-inspiring, to say the least. We couldn't get inside, but that didn't matter. It was included on a walking tour of Buffalo architecture; after the tour, we came back to look at it some more. Take your time admiring this classic building.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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220 reviews 220 reviews
181 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I didn't know about this building, just happened to walk pass it and noticed the unusual details on the building. There is an sign on the side of the building with a bit of information about the architect: "Prudential (Guaranty) building architect, Louis H.Sullivan, called the father of modern american architecture early all-steel frame office bldg. with fine terra cotta... More

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toronto
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Although now owned and occupied by a major Buffalo law firm, you can access the lobby and exterior. A building that doesn't look like much from the observation deck of Buffalo City Hall, when you're up close you see the intricate patterning of the exterior. The lobby is just as eye-catching. Make it a stop downtown along with City Hall... More

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Buffalo, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Louis Sullivan's masterpiece. Don't miss seing it when in Buffalo. Wonderful terra cotta. It was one of the pioneering skyscrapers.

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Mendham, NJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This historic building is the best of Louis Sullivan (Adler & Sullivan). Sullivan's celtic roots are evident in the exterior terra cotta designs and other interior details. The interior mosaics on the ceiling were individually hand-set. A masterpiece of design and craftsmanship.

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Utica, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is Louis Sullivan's greatest 'skyscraper'. The entire building has been taken over by a major law firm that has beautifully restored the building's exuberant detail. The tour is well worth taking.

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