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It's impossible to say whether Buffalo City Hall looks better from the outside in, or the inside out. We love its striking sandstone exterior, towering over Niagara Square and chiseled with the history, industry and spirit of the Queen City. But equally impressive is its impossibly ornate interior, suffused with the symbols of Native American culture and with Art Dec…

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There is perhaps no more idyllic picture of post-industrial decay in America than Silo City, a sprawling complex of dormant grain silos and rusted warehouses along the Buffalo River that has been revived by artists, architects, musicians, poets and citizens seeking new adventures in ancient surroundings. All of this is thanks to Buffalo businessman and cultural impresar…

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Yeah, yeah, New York City. We see your Chrysler Building and raise you Buffalo City Hall. There are few finer examples of Art Deco architecture in the world than this sandstone sentry, an astonishing piece of 20th century design filled with the pride and promise of a city on the rise. Standing tall on the western side of Niagara Square, the 1931 building anchors a view …

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As grandiose as it may appear to those of us who live in modest houses, there is an undeniable purity to Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff estate. It sits at the edge of a gray cliff, hence Graycliff. It's 100 feet from the shore of Lake Erie, so the landscape design featured a pond and reflecting pool meant to draw a line from the land to the water. Its owners loved li…

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At $375 million, the University at Buffalo's new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences ranks as one of the most expensive buildings ever constructed in Western New York. Designed by the New York-based firm HOK Architects – the company responsible for the ongoing $4.5 billion renovation of LaGuardia Airport – the Jacobs School occupies 628,000 square feet in …