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Address: 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone Number: 716-851-4200; 716-851-5891 (Observation deck)
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Description: The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with...
The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with figures and symbols portraying the history and spirit of the city. The 28th-floor observation deck offers panoramic views of Lake Erie and western New York.
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noteworthy building

Another Buffalo treasure is the WPA constructed city hall. There are free tours each weekday at noon (just show up), which culminate in a stop at the observation deck. All for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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183 reviews 183 reviews
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Another Buffalo treasure is the WPA constructed city hall. There are free tours each weekday at noon (just show up), which culminate in a stop at the observation deck. All for free. The building is covered with depression era artwork...we love the lobby, elevators, and the council chambers. Unfortunately the city has not been the best caretaker of this treasure....poor... More 

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montreal
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The city hall building is wonderful both architecturally and artistically. Unfortunately the entrance way is kept rather dark in order to protect the frescos but even in the dim light, they are fabulous. It is also worth taking the elevator to the top floor to get a great 360 view of Buffalo and to read the tablets about Buffalo's history.

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Hamilton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Only saw it from the outside(Sunday) but this may be the most spectacular building I have ever seen. Art Deco at it's finest. I can't imagine the work that went into it all those years ago

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Architecture is amazing and the lobby is a worth taking time to peruse. Could not believe that there is an observation floor anywhere that is free--but here it is! We took so many photos. The free tour (12 noon) is informative, but long--over an hour.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've read virtually all of the excellent and very good reated reviews and agree with all of them. Do yourself a favor and go to the observation deck on the 28-th level for awsome views, at least on a clear day. The last 3 levels are walk-up and the levels are extra tall. Take a parka in winter since the... More 

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Getzville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Having lived here my entire life, I was surprised to learn what I didn't know about Buffalo's beautiful City Hall. There is amazing artwork and the architecture is incredible. I went to the top on a clear day and looked out to see some gorgeous sites. Do go on a tour.

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The outside of City Hall is a fabulous structure. Inside, you take an elevator to the 25th floor. Then, walk up 3 flights of stairs to observation deck - WHICH IS FREE. Views are from inside and a small deck that is outside. You can get a 360 degree view of Buffalo. What this allows you to see is how... More 

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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The tour was interesting and the building beautiful. Heard a lot of history and current situation about Buffalo. We even grabbed a snack in the basement. The Observation Deck is great!

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New York
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202 reviews 202 reviews
45 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We took an out of town friend to see city hall. The architecture of the building is gorgeous Art Deco. The building is some what run down as seen in the elevators. The architecture of the elevators is great, but they desperately need renovation. Views from the top level are nice of downtown area, but again the top level needs... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My family visited City Hall this past Thanksgiving. The observation deck was opened and we were able to see Buffalo from every angle. The architecture was also awesome.

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