List of tallest buildings in Buffalo

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Downtown Buffalo, NY looking down main st.
2009 photo from parking garage

This list of the tallest buildings in Buffalo ranks skyscrapers in Buffalo, New York by height. The tallest building in Buffalo is currently the One Seneca Center, which stands 529 feet (161 m) tall.

Note: Buffalo City Tower was planned to start construction in late 2008 early 2009. It was to be the tallest building in Buffalo at a proposed 600 feet (182.1m). The project has been canceled due to the financial woes of the developer, BSC Group. The property it was supposed to be built on was sold to local entrepreneur/restaurateur Mark Croce in July 2008.

Buffalo skyline

Tallest buildings[edit]

This lists ranks Buffalo buildings that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.

Rank Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 One Seneca Center One HSBC Buffalo.jpg 529 / 161 40 1972 Tallest building in the city. Tallest building constructed in the 1970s.[1][2] Previously known as "One HSBC Center".
2 Buffalo City Hall Buffalo City Hall - 001.jpg 398 / 121 32 1931 Tallest building constructed in the 1930s.[3][4][5]
3 Rand Building 10 Lafayette Square and Rand Building 2.JPG 391 / 119 29 1929 Tallest building constructed in the 1920s.[6][7]
4 Main Place Tower Main Place Tower 350 / 107 26 1969 Tallest building constructed in the 1960s.[8][9]
5 Liberty Building Liberty Building.jpg 345 / 105 23 1925 [10][11]
6 One M & T Plaza M&T Plaza.jpg 317 / 97 21 1966 [12][13]
7 Electric Tower General Electric Tower.JPG 294 / 90 14 1912 Also known as the "Niagara Mohawk Building". Tallest building constructed in the 1910s.[14][15]
8 Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral StPaulsCathedralBuffalo2.jpg 275 / 84 1851 Tallest building constructed in the 1850s
9 Key Center North Tower Key Center North Tower.jpg 275 / 84 17 1990 Tallest building constructed in the 1990s
10 Buffalo Central Terminal Buffalo Central Terminal 3.jpg 271 / 83 20 1929 Also known as "New York Central Terminal Complex".[16][17]
11 Erie County Hall Erie County Hall 2012.jpg 270 / 82 1876 Tallest building constructed in the 1870s.[18]
12 Statler Hotel Buffalo Statler Towers.jpg 265 / 81 19 1923 Also known as the "Statler Towers", "Statler City".[19][20]
13 10 Lafayette Square 10 Lafayette Square and Rand Building.JPG 263 / 80 23 1959 Tallest building constructed in the 1950s.[21][22]
14 Verizon/ AT&T Building Verizonat&t building.jpg 258 / 79 16 1913 [21][23]
15 Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse Robert H. Jackson CH.jpg 255 / 77.72 10 2011 [24]
16 Main Seneca Building Main Seneca Building.JPG 250 / 76 17 1913 [25]
17 Genesee Building / Hyatt Regency Hotel Hyatt Regency Hotel.jpg 249 / 76 16 1923 / 1984 [26]
18 Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church Saint louis catholic church.jpg 246 / 75 1889 Tallest building constructed in the 1880s
19 Old Post Office Old Post Office - Buffalo.JPG 244 / 74 1901 Now Erie Community College city campus [27][28]
20 Saint Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church Stmaryofsorrows.jpg 241 / 72 1891
21 The Avant Avant Buffalo.JPG 225 / 69 15 1973 / 2009 Former Dulski Federal Building[29]
22 Key Center South Tower Key Center South Tower.jpg 225 / 69 13 1990
23 Edward A. Rath County Office Building Edward A. Rath County Office Building.JPG 223 / 68 16 1969 [30]
24 Church of St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr (Buffalo, New York) St stanislaus outside.jpg 217 / 66 1886
25 Wheeler Elevator Wheeler Elevator.jpg 207 / 63 13 Also known as "Agway/GLF East Work House"[31]
26 Concrete-Central Elevator Concrete-Central Elevator, 175 Buffalo River, Buffalo (Erie County, New York).jpg 207 / 63 7 1915 [32]
27 The Delaware Tower 1088 Delaware Ave.JPG 202 / 61.5 17 1962 (estimated height)[33]
28 Standard Elevator Pillsbury standard elevator.JPG 194 / 59 1928 Also known as "Pillsbury Grain Elevator"[34]
29 Kaleida Health Gates Vascular Institute Gates Vascular Institute.JPG 190 / 58 10 2011 [35]
30 Marine A Elevator Marine A grain elevator.jpg 190 / 58 11 1925 [36]
31 Baptist Manor Apartments Baptist Manor Apartments.JPG 190 / 58 16 1976 (estimated height)[37]
32 Superior Elevator Cargill S Superior elevator.jpg 189 / 57.6 1925 Also known as Cargill "S" or Cargill Superior elevator[38]
33 Main Court Building Main Court Building, Buffalo.JPG 188 / 57 13 1963 [39]
34 Great Northern Elevator Great Northern Elevator.jpg 188 / 57 1897 [40]
35 Asbury Delaware Avenue United Methodist Church Asbury Delaware Avenue United Methodist Church.JPG 184 / 56 1876 [41]
36 Westminster Presbyterian Church Westminster Presbyterian Church.jpg 184 / 56 1859 [42]
37 City Centre Condominiums City Centre Condominiums.jpg 180 / 55 14 1993 [43]
38 Buffalo General Hospital Buffalo General Hospital 2012.JPG 177 / 54 14 1950 [44]
39 Kreiner Malting Grain Elevator Kreiner Malting Grain Elevator.jpg 177 / 54 1925 Also known as "Buffalo Malting Elevator" [45]
40 M & T Center (Buffalo savings bank extension) M&T Center main st side.JPG 176.4 / 53.8 1985 (estimated height), The building is a north side addition to the Buffalo Savings Bank [46]
41 Convention Tower Convention Tower Buffalo.JPG 176 / 53.7 12 1924 (estimated height)[47]
42 Buffalo Athletic Club Buffalo Athletic Club.jpg 176 / 53.7 12 1922 (estimated height)[48]
43 Connecting Terminal Connecting terminal.jpg 174 / 53 1915 [49]
44 Marguerite Hall Marguerite Hall.JPG 176.37 / 53.75 12 (estimated height)[50] D'Youville College dormitory
45 Cargill Pool Elevator Cargill Pool Grain Elevator, Buffalo, NY 2011.jpg 174 / 53 1925 Also known as the "Saskatchewan Cooperative Elevator" [51]
46 Prudential/Guaranty Building Prudential buffalo louis sullivan.jpg 167 / 51 13 1896 [52]
47 AM&A Building J.N. Adam-AM&A Historic District Jun 09.jpg 166 / 51 12 1948 Tallest building constructed in the 1940s.[53]
48 Ellicott Square Building 20080228 Ellicott Square Building (2).JPG 164 / 50 10 1896 [54]
49 First Presbyterian Church 1st April 26th 2009.jpg 164 / 50 1897 [55]
50 Olympic Towers Young Men's Christian Association Central Building.JPG 161 / 49 11 1903 Also known as the "Young Men's Christian Association Central Building" [56]
51 Buffalo Psychiatric Center - Administration Building Buffalo Psy Admin Building.JPG 160 / 49 4 1871 [57]
52 General Mills Plant General Mills Plant.JPG 160 / 49 12 Also known as "The Frontier Elevator"[58]
53 First Niagara Center First Niagara Center front.jpg 157 / 48 1996 Previously "HSBC Arena"[59]
54 Buffalo City Court Building Buffalo City Court Building.JPG 154 / 47 10 1974 (estimated height)[60]
55 St. Mary's Cement Storage Tanks Spencer Kellogg Elevator.jpg 154 / 47 1910 Also known as "Spencer Kellogg Elevator" [61]
56 American Grain Complex American Grain Complex Apr 12.JPG 151 / 46 10 1933 Also known as "Perot Malting Elevator", "Genesee Brewing Elevator" [62]
57 Lake & Rail Grain Elevator Lake & Rail Grain Elevator.JPG 151 / 46 9 1927 [63]
58 Saint Adalbert's Basilica Saint Adalbert's Basilica 2.JPG 151 / 46 1886 [64]

Tallest under construction and proposed[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction and proposed in Buffalo and are planned to rise at least 150 feet (46 m). Buildings under construction that have already been topped out are also included.

Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Proposed Projected Completion Status Notes
HARBORcenter 230 / 70.1 (est) 20 2012 2014/2015 under construction
250 Delaware Avenue Tower 194 / 59m* 12 2013 August 2015 under construction *Height: 174'/53m to roof level, 194'/59m to top of mechanicals (Source: Developer)
Roswell Park Clinical Sciences Center 182 / 55.5 [65] 11 2012 Fall 2015 under construction
The Carlo 170 / 51.8 (est) 14 2012 proposed
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo 14 2012 2015/2016 proposed

Tallest cancelled and stale proposals[edit]

This lists buildings (greater than 12 floors) that have been proposed in Buffalo but are now cancelled or the proposal has sat longer than 2 years.

Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Proposed Status Notes
Buffalo City Tower 600 / 183 40 2006 cancelled
33 Gates Circle 297 / 85 23 2006 stale proposal will become a Canterbury Woods operated retirement community
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino Hotel Tower 220 / 67 22 2010 cancelled The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino was completed in 2013 without the hotel tower.
Adelphia Tower 220 / 67 15 2004 cancelled The project size and scope was altered several times (40 floors, 38 floors, 22 floors, and finally 15 floors).

Tallest Destroyed Buildings[edit]

This lists buildings in the city of buffalo that once existed and rose at least 150 feet (46 m) but have since been destroyed.

Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year* Status Notes
Electric Tower (Pan-Am) Pan-American Exposition - The Electric Tower.jpg 386 / 117 1901 Destroyed [66]
St. Joseph's New Cathedral 240 / 73.1 1913 Destroyed in 1976 [67]
D. S. Morgan Building D.S. Morgan Building.jpg 221 / 67.4 12 1895 Destroyed in 1965 [68]
Gerrans Building 166 / 50.6 11 1890 Destroyed in 1940, One M&T Plaza now occupies the site. [69]
Chamber of Commerce Building 161 / 49 13 1897 Destroyed in 1986 [70]
Ford Hotel 151 / 46 13 1922 Destroyed in 2000 [71]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Liberty Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
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  34. ^ "Pillsbury Grain Elevator". 
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  47. ^ "Convention Tower". emporis. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
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  50. ^ "Marguerite Hall". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  51. ^ "Saskatchewan Cooperative Elevator". Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress). Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
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  53. ^ "AM&A Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  54. ^ "Ellicott Square Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
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  60. ^ "Buffalo City Court Building". skyscaperpage.com. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
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  62. ^ "Perot Malting Elevator". Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress). Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
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  64. ^ "SAINT ADALBERT'S BASILICA". Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  65. ^ "Roswell Park Cancer Institute". Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
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  67. ^ "St. Joseph's New Cathedral". Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  68. ^ "D. S. Morgan Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  69. ^ "Gerrans Building". Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  70. ^ "Chamber of Commerce Building". Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  71. ^ "Ford Hotel/Richford Hotel". Retrieved 2012-04-12.