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Buffalo City Hall

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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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Buffalo City Hall

Just loved exploring through the building and what topped it off was being at the top and seeing the gorgeous sites of the other buildings and Lake Erie. Just gorgeous. Need to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Lockport, New York
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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Just loved exploring through the building and what topped it off was being at the top and seeing the gorgeous sites of the other buildings and Lake Erie. Just gorgeous. Need to take our boys here before we move to Arizona. One more thing off the Ny bucket list :)

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you want to see Buffalo from bird's eye, go up the observation deck (free entry!). You will love it!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting this old building, I was expecting an old building but it was much nicer and better maintained than I though...underrated and the city should do more to promote the amazing old buildings with historical significance...

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Sioux Center, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are in downtown Buffalo at noon, be sure to stop in the lobby of the City Hall building. All you have to do is show up! The tour is scheduled from 12:00 - 1:00 but ours went a bit longer. Not only is the building amazing from the outside, but the inside is unbelievably beautiful. Our docent was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I finally stopped at Buffalo, NY. I went there on an Architecture Tours to sightsee both the famous buildings in the city of Buffalo, and Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings. The Buffalo City Hall is a beautiful Art Deco designed building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped by during the Taste of Buffalo festival. Very pretty building, but I don't know if I'd go out of my way to visit.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you're in Buffalo on a week day head over to the City Hall. What a great tour and amazing art deco building. The tour began outside admiring the beautiful facade. The lobby, frescos, elevators are all beautiful art deco. The architect designed a building for Buffalo using so many local products and designs of Buffalo, including Indian motifs. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Don't pass up an opportunity to head up to the top floor! Outstanding view of the beautiful city of buffalo. Beware, you have to climb the last 3 flights of stairs, but it's worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Tours offered at 12 noon completely free of charge - meet in the lobby. The tour will give you all kinds of fun facts about this beautiful Art Deco building and it's amazing history. Our guide, Cindy, was attentive and very considerate of our group. First she took us outside to Niagara Square so we could see the building from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The inside is original and well preserved. Painted ceilings in the main hall. Original elevators. The top floor with its city wide views were great. You do have to look out thru windows. I believe if you take the tour you maybe able to go out on the exterior portion. But, check to make sure. All free. Check open times.

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