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Address: 65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
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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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Art Deco for you

It is them you have to go, this building is beautiful, and them is you go to the top you can see almost everything

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Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
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87 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is them you have to go, this building is beautiful, and them is you go to the top you can see almost everything

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building. I enjoyed the view from the observatory. If I had not read about it ahead of time, I would not have known the observatory was there.

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice architecture, and good viewing platform experience/tour. hard to figure out when the tours actually run, but worth the effort to see the view and interior of the building

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go to the observation site when the building is open. The tours are Noon, or 1pm. Got a really good feel for the life of Buffalo, seeing the beautiful ceiling in the council chambers, and the observation deck was terrific. Great for taking pictures on a bright clear day.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see here it's hard to take it all in in one visit. The highlight is the view from the platform near the top, which gives a unique view to the city's planned layout. Fantastic art and design in the lobby. Must-see in Buffalo.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy an exhilarating view of the city, lake and Canada on the windy rooftop. Take elevator to 25th floor and walk up 3 flights(elevator work when I visited). Lots of historic photos and info inside. Also enjoy the beauty ceiling on 1st floor. We were invited to go to 13th floor clerks office and get free buffalo lapel pin. Very... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed to pick up a document from one of the bureaus there. I'd forgotten how beautiful the interior of Buffalo City Hall is from its lobby to its elevator banks to each floor. The City has preserved and protected this treasure. There's a tour to the rooftop where you can see the layout of Ellicott's design of the city... More 

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Strykersville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

how stately this building is and right in our back yard it is overwhelmingly beautiful --the architecture design and the engineering thought process that went into this building are inspiring, to say the least--do yourself a favor and check this out while you're in town you surely won't be disappointed.

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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

City Hall of Buffalo is a very prominent site of the city. No matter where you drive, you can see it. We always wanted to visit it, but when you come to buffalo on weekend, it is always close. So this time we came on weekday specially to take a tour of this site. Great place, which was build in... More 

1 Thank Raisa S
Horseheads, New York
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was really excited to visit the City Hall to check out what everyone loves about it. I checked the reviews and the website. We weren't able to make the tour at noon but went up at 4:15 to see for ourselves since the building closes at 5. When we arrived we were told that although the website says 5pm... More 

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