The Buffalo City Hall
The Buffalo City Hall is listed
under the United States National Register of
Historic Places. It holds address at 65
Niagara Square, Buffalo City, New York, and
is the seat for the municipal government if
Buffalo City. The art deco structure is one
of the tallest and largest government
buildings in America. Standing at 32
storeys, it is also one of the tallest
structures in the western part of New York.
The city hall was designed by
architect George Dietel who was assisted by
John J. Wade. Albert Stewart was the artist
behind the building’s beautiful friezes
while Rene Paul Chambellan made the
sculpture. The Buffalo City Hall is also one
of the most expensive city halls in America.
It cost almost seven million dollars to
Construction began on September 16, 1929
when ground was broken. On May 14, 1930, the
corner stone of the building was laid. A
year later, on November 10, 1931, the
structure was completed, and
in July of the following year, the city
hall was dedicated. Of the 32 floors, 26 are
used as office space.
The building’s total floor area amounts
to over five hundred thousand square feet.
is so massive, that it takes about ten
days to have all its windows cleaned.