Shuffle Off To Buffalo - This Way! This Way! by TonyCrehan

Shuffle Off To Buffalo - This Way! This Way! by 

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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)

Featured 07/10/11 in Art Deco Heaven Group

Currently working with independent schools in Tasmania

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Love your treatment of this as well as pov! Nice vintage effect!

  • Thanks for your fave and great comment Angie. Glad you like the treatment. I thought it was a good way to give the old faded print a lift and I think it suits the art deco design of the building. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey

    – TonyCrehan

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...almost 4 years ago

    There is a remarkable treasure of deco work in Buffalo. Great shot, Tony. Would love to be able to shoot it, Tom

  • Thanks Thomas. I should probably have spent more time in the city taking photos but as tourists we were seduced away by the nearby Niagara Falls. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much for your fave and generous comment Vitta. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    What a great looking building! Excellent processing on this scanned photo!

  • Thank you Dot. The old print looked a little flat so I am glad you like the treatment. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Catherine Fenner
    Catherine Fennerover 3 years ago

    This keeps drawing me back. There is just something about this composition.

  • Thanks for coming back to it and for your comment Catherine. What appealed to me was the similar symbolism of the obelisk and the building outline but with such different textures and patterns. I tried to emphasise this with the tone mapping. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Melissa Carlini
    Melissa Carliniover 3 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful capture of historic building!! Great tone mapping to enhance the textures and details in the building!! Instant fave!! :)

  • Hi Melissa. Thanks for noticing this image, your generous comment and for adding this to your favourites. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    WoW !!..What an amazing building !..nice one Tony
    great infor too !!

  • Thanks Gail. I found this one in an old album of my travel shots but it took me weeks to figure out which city it was in. When I finally identified it through Google, i also found the background info. Glad you liked it. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

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