10 Lafayette Square

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10 Lafayette Square
Tishman Building Apr 12.JPG
10 Lafayette Square [left]
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 10 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY, USA
Coordinates 42°53′N 78°52′W / 42.89°N 78.87°W / 42.89; -78.87Coordinates: 42°53′N 78°52′W / 42.89°N 78.87°W / 42.89; -78.87
Construction started 1958
Completed 1959
Inaugurated November 18, 1959
Cost US$ 5 million
Owner Hamister Group
Management Hamister Group
Roof 263 feet (80.2 m)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 140,000 sq ft (13,006.4 m2)
Lifts/elevators 5
Design and construction
Architect Emery Roth & Sons

10 Lafayette Square, also known as the Tishman building, is a high-rise office tower located in Lafayette Square in Buffalo, New York. Completed in 1959, it is the thirteenth-tallest building in Buffalo, standing at 263 feet (80 m) and 20 stories tall. The building is located adjacent to the Rand Building and built in the International Style. The structural frames for the building are not steel, but concrete beams and columns. The building architects were Emery Roth & Sons of New York city.[1]

Previous Building[edit]

For 81 years (1876-1957), the six-story, cast iron, Buffalo German Insurance Company Building (a Victorian Italianate architecture office was built by Richard A. Waite) existed on current land site prior to the Tishman Building.


The Tishman building was home to the Fortune 500 company, National Fuel Gas (formerly Iroquois Gas) until 2003 when the company relocated to the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville.

In May, 2011, the Amherst-based Hamister Group purchased the Tishman building. Shortly after, they announced $41 million mixed use plans for the building, including a 123-room Hilton Garden Inn, two floors of apartments, and three floors of office space.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, as the Tishman Building.[3][3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "10 Lafayette Square". wnyheritagepress.org. 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vertical Mixed-Use Good Fit for Tishman Building". buffalorising.com. March 20, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/16/12 through 4/20/12. National Park Service. 2012-04-27. 

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