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40 Fountain Plaza
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40 Fountain Plaza, in Buffalo, NY
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 40 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY, United States
Coordinates 42°53′22.5″N 78°52′26″W / 42.889583°N 78.87389°W / 42.889583; -78.87389Coordinates: 42°53′22.5″N 78°52′26″W / 42.889583°N 78.87389°W / 42.889583; -78.87389
Completed 1990
Owner Fort Schuyler Management Corporation
Management Ciminelli Group
Roof 225 feet (68.6 m)
Technical details
Floor count 13
Floor area 157,700 sq ft (14,650.8 m2)
Lifts/elevators 5
Design and construction
Architect Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects
Developer CitiPark/CitiComm

40 Fountain Plaza is a high-rise located in Buffalo, NY. It stands 225 feet (69 m) and 13 stories tall.[1] The building has a twin tower next door. The Key Center North Tower, which is four stories taller, and connected by a two-story glass atrium encompassing 18,800 square feet of retail space. The complex was formally known as the Key Center at Fountain Plaza.[2] Both buildings have distinctive pyramid tops that are trimmed with bright green neon lighting which is illumined at night. In the front of the two towers is a large fountain and reflecting pool in the summer. In the winter, it serves as an outdoor ice rink that is free to the public.[3]


In June 2014, it was announced that IBM's new software research facility will become the primary tenant of the Fountain Plaza South Tower, taking up most of the 100,000-square-feet space Delaware North vacated upon moving to the Delaware North Building.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Building Entry". Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Key Center - South Tower". emporis. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Centurione, Giovanni (December 17, 2009). "Free Ice Skating Downtown @ Rotary Rink". Buffalo Rising. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "500 new IBM jobs to call nearly vacant Key Center building home". Buffalo News. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.