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Shuffle Off To Buffalo - This Way! This Way!

TonyCrehan

Hobart, Australia

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Buffalo City Hall is the seat for municipal government in the City of Buffalo, New York State.

Located at 65 Niagara Square, the 32 story Art Deco building was completed in 1931 by Dietel, Wade & Jones.

At 378 ft (115.2 m) height or 398 feet (121.3 m) from the street to the tip of the tower, it is one of the largest and tallest municipal buildings in the United States of America and is also one of the tallest buildings in Western New York. The design was by George Dietel, architect, with the assistance of John J. Wade. The friezes were sculpted by Albert Stewart and the sculpture executed by Rene Paul Chambellan.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

The McKinley Monument is a 96-foot (29 m) tall obelisk in Niagara Square, Buffalo, New York. Its location in front of Buffalo City Hall defines the center of the city and many of Buffalo’s major roads converge on it.

The monument was commissioned by the State of New York and dedicated September 6, 1907 to the memory of William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, who was fatally shot while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo on September 6, 1901.

Poet Carl Sandburg wrote a poem on the monument, Slants at Buffalo, New York, beginning:

“A forefinger of stone, dreamed by a sculptor, points to the sky. / It says: This way! this way!”

(Scan of 35mm print taken in 1994 with Pentax k-7, tone mapped in PSE 9)

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