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“Cool observation desck”
Review of Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo City Hall
Ranked #14 of 166 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 January 2018

There is a tour at midday, which I missed, but that's probably the best time to visit. I just went straight up to the top to the observation deck. It's 25 floors up on an elevator and then another 3 flights of stairs. There's a 360 view of the city and lake Erie. I enjoyed the views but didn't spend long there.

1  Thank Sinead H
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"observation deck"
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"at noon"
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"art deco"
in 40 reviews
"free tour"
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"flights of stairs"
in 13 reviews
"council chamber"
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"metal detector"
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"degree view"
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"beautiful building"
in 20 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 8 reviews
"lake erie"
in 21 reviews
"inside the building"
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"worth the effort"
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"downtown area"
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"great architecture"
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"architectural gem"
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"first floor"
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is just one of the amazing buildings to see in Buffalo. It is the best example of Art Deco in the area. With free tours available it's a must see for a visit to the city. Unfortunately it is infested with politicians so just watch out.

1  Thank jpofilms
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

To be honest, I wasn't really impressed with the place, but I suppose that people who have a better understanding of architecture and local history would find some appeal in it

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I don't know if a tour of this place exists, but I never understood what all the fuss was about with this building. The architecture is fine, but the surrounding area is poor. THe inside of the building is nice enough. I guess if you have nothing else to do, and it's a cold day, you could spend some time there.

Thank Shaheen_17
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

If you're into art deco, views from tall buildings or politics this is definitely worth doing especially with the free tour (mid day but check) ... and find out what the metal underneath the council chamber seats was for.

Only downside is the lack of women councillors.

1  Thank W13_and_beyond
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