We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A Sullivan Masterpiece”

Guaranty / Prudential Building
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
“A Sullivan Masterpiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

If you like classic architecture, the Guaranty / Prudential Building is a must see. The entire exterior of the building is covered with intricately carved terra cotta, while the lobby is filled with equally intricate wrought iron décor. The security guard kindly allowed us to wander the lobby area and take photographs. It is well worth taking a few minutes to explore.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank TravellersWake
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    34
    11
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo
Level Contributor
66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

What a gem! I was lucky enough to be allowed to take photos which are usually strictly forbidden since I wasn't part of a tour, just happened in. If you can get a tour, the Law Firm has a very well produced video about the history of the Guaranty building.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank lambic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
779 reviews
362 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,306 helpful votes
“Part of Architectural History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

The Guaranty/Prudential Building is surely worth a visit while in Buffalo. There are limited touring days due to the fact that the building is a working office complex but even on off days the security guard at the front desk is helpful. We were free to wander in the lobby and the small exhibit that they have set up in a board room. The exterior terracotta is ornate and fascinating. The story of the building and the architect are equally engaging. The best bet for an architecture tour in Buffalo is the Central Railway Terminal.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
3 Thank JamesII
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
krakow
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another architectural gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Another relic from Buffalo's magnificent architectural past. Beautiful facade. Hard to believe that what is now an empty downtown once merited so many first rate buildings.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank buffalogal2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Williamsville, New York
Level Contributor
116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Architectural gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Just about the best Buffalo has to offer in 20th century architecture!

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
Thank Karen S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Guaranty / Prudential Building also viewed

 

Been to Guaranty / Prudential Building? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing