One M&T Plaza

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M&T Bank Center
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One M&T Plaza, in Buffalo, New York
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 1 M&T Plaza
Buffalo, NY, USA
Coordinates 42°53′02″N 78°52′27″W / 42.8838°N 78.8742°W / 42.8838; -78.8742Coordinates: 42°53′02″N 78°52′27″W / 42.8838°N 78.8742°W / 42.8838; -78.8742
Construction started 1964
Completed 1966
Cost US$ 16 million
Roof 97.0 m (318.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 21
Floor area 80,000 m2 (860,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 9
Design and construction
Architect Minoru Yamasaki
Structural engineer Worthington, Skilling, Helle & Jackson[1]

One M&T Plaza is an office tower located in Buffalo, New York and home to M&T Bank in Erie County. The 21 floor tubular International style office was built by Minoru Yamasaki with Duane Lyman Associates and completed in 1966. Yamasaki was the architect for the World Trade Center in New York City.[2] The Structural Steel for the building was produced locally by Bethlehem Steel, and was a product of their V50 grade.[3] The base of the building is composed of white and green marble with an interior of travertine. The building also features a 75-by-225 foot exterior plaza.


Three notable buildings existed on the current site prior to One M&T Plaza. These included: [4]

  • The Richmond Hotel (1887-1888)
  • Iroquois Hotel, also known as the Gerrans building (1889-1940)
  • Bond Clothing Company Building (1940-1964)

See also[edit]



  1. ^
  2. ^ "One M&T Plaza Tour". The Walk Buffalo Tour. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  3. ^ PDF Report. "Highlights of One M&T Plaza" (PDF). 
  4. ^ LaChiusa, Chuck. "History of Site- One M&T Plaza". 

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