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City Hallways (June 6): Isn't she lovely

The secret's out

If you've ever been to City Hall for a guided tour or a meeting or simply walked around inside or out, you've probably noticed what an architectural gem the building truly is.

But now more people know it, too. has listed the building as one of the 10 most beautiful city halls  in the nation. The online publication ranked Buffalo second to Austin, Texas.

Here's a portion of what was written about Buffalo:

"This City Hall demonstrates two important aspects of the Art Deco movement: its emphasis on ornamentation and the practicality of its execution. For example, the building's 1,520 windows all open inward so that the windows can be cleaned from the inside – essentially making window washers obsolete."

Calendar items

The Common Council will be busy with committee meetings today:

Civil Service at 9:45 a.m.

Finance at 10 a.m.

Community Development at 1 p.m.

Legislation at 2 p.m.

All meetings will be held in Council chambers on the 13th floor of City Hall

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