Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo, New York

One of the largest municipal buildings in the United States, Buffalo City Hall is a massive 29-story steel-framed Art Deco building clad in sandstone and limestone with a granite water table and extensive terra cotta ornament. It was designed by George Dietel and John Wade with Sullivan Jones and completed in 1932.

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Scope of work

  • In response to public safety concerns, VA completed a hands-on inspection to identify locations of loose stone and terra cotta.
  • Deliverables included a volume of over 500 photographs, a set of 41 annotated AutoCAD elevation drawings and copies of videotape made during the course of the investigation.

Building owner

  • City of Buffalo, New York

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