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“The tallest city hall in America!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo City Hall
65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202
716-851-4200; 716-851-5891 (Observation deck)
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Ranked #13 of 92 attractions in Buffalo
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Government Buildings
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Owner description: 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.
New York City, New York
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“The tallest city hall in America!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This art deco treasure lies at the western edge of a very large roundabout. It towers 28 stories, making it the tallest city hall in America. The exterior and the interior vie for your attention to detail. In a word, this building is phenomenal. You can take the elevator (free) to the observation deck which provides a beautiful panoramic view of Buffalo and the Ontario shoreline and the fast flowing waters of the Niagara River as it takes its flow from Lake Erie. This takes place in the heart of the downtown walking venues.

Visited May 2012
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Buffalo
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32 attraction reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“What a GEM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I finally did the free tour for City Hall in September. I am still in awe of the pure Art Deco form of this edifice. Spectacular is an understatement.

Visited September 2012
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Cologne, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A gem in the city center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Nice view from the top, can even see Niagara Falls if the weather is good.
The council chambers are very pretty. The elevators are old fashioned and quite historic.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“wonderful architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We had a breathtaking view from the observation deck. What surprised me that they didn't even charge a fee to do this! lots of cool free stuff to do in Buffalo.

Visited September 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“What a kraftmanship!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Art Deco is not my favourate architecture, but rarely am I this impressed by the quality of workmanship.
Every little detail was done with estounding dedication.
Most buildings of this age had to be restored.
This builing was so well made that everything looked exactly how it was when it was build; and to a large degree it was!

Visited September 2012
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