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About Buffalo

256,902 in city
1,203,493 in metro
105 km² (41 mi²)
182.882223848 m
Buffalo was laid out in 1797 by Joseph Ellicott with a plan based on L'Enfant's design for Washington, DC. Though overshadowed by New York City and nearby Toronto, Buffalo offers a surprising wealth of architectural riches to the trained eye. It still retains a sense of Washington's grandeur in the plazas and streets downtown. Buffalo grew rapidly after the Erie Canal opened in 1825. Growth continued through the 19th Century with the coming of the railroad, heavy industry, and masses of European immigrants. The city's achievements were celebrated in 1901 with the Pan American Exposition – marred tragically by the assassination of President William McKinley. The city's growth continued until 1950, when population peaked at 580,132. Since then, suburbanization and a shift away from heavy industry have caused many changes. Nontheless, Buffalo remains an important urban center and is the second largest city in the state.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
470 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Seneca One Tower 529 ft 1974
2 Rand Building 391 ft 1929
3 Buffalo City Hall 378 ft 1931
4 Main Place Tower 350 ft 1969
5 Liberty Building 345 ft 1925