Buffalo City Hall, the seat for municipal government in the City of Buffalo, New York. Located at 65 Niagara Square, the 32 story Art Deco building was completed in 1931 by Dietel, Wade & Jones.; Shutterstock ID 434437051
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Buffalo City Hall is a beautiful Art Deco building complete with symbolic reliefs, colorful murals, and an elegant silhouette at the heart of Niagara Square. What most visitors don’t know, however, is that you can head to the top of the 32-story building—one of the tallest in the city—for unobstructed views of Downtown, Lake Erie, and, on clear days, even Toronto. Admission is free but the observation deck is pretty tight, so it’s best to visit in small groups. Once you’ve had your fill of sweeping panoramas, walk down Court Street to Lafayette Square for the ideal photo op of City Hall, with the McKinley Monument in the foreground.