Any surprises to you on this list?

17. The Genesee Building – 249 feet tall

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Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Now the Hyatt Regency Hotel, this building was built in 1923 and renovated in 1984. At 16 floors, it’s 249 feet tall.

16. Main Seneca Building – 250 feet tall

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Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Also known as the “Marine Midland Trust Company Building” or the “Midland Trust Building,” it was built in 1913 and has 17 floors.

15. Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse – 255 feet tall

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Wikipedia/Fortunate4now (CC)

Completed in 2011, it’s the newest building on our list.

14. Verizon/AT&T Building – 258 feet tall

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This 1913 building has 16 floors.

13. 10 Lafayette Square – 263 feet tall

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10 Lafayette Square (left) and Rand Building (right) via Wikipedia/TonyTheTiger (CC 3.0)

With 23 floors, this was the tallest building to be constructed in the 50’s. It was completed in 1959.

12. Statler Hotel – 265 feet

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Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Also known as “Statler Towers” and “Statler City”, it was built in 1923.

11. Erie County Hall – 270 feet

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Wikipedia/Cfiume (CC 3.0)

This is the second oldest building on our list, built in 1876.

10. Buffalo Central Terminal – 271 feet

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via Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Buffalo’s abandoned train station was built in 1929.

9. Key Center North Tower – 275 feet

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Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Built right at the turn of the decade, this was the largest building built in the 90’s in Buffalo.

8. Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral – 275 feet

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National Archives (Public Domain)

Built in 1853, eight year before the Civil War began, this is the oldest building on our list.

7. Electric Tower – 294 feet tall

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Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Also known as Niagara Mohawk Building, it was the largest building built in the 1910’s (1912).

6. One M&T Plaza – 317 feet tall

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The steel for this 1966 actually came from Bethlehem Steel.

5. Liberty Building – 345 feet tall

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Wikipedia/Joshua Sherurcij

Although completed in 1925, the replicas of the Statue of Liberty were added after the first World War.

4. Main Place Tower – 350 feet tall

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Wikipedia/Fortunate4now (CC)

Constructed in 1969, it was originally home of the Erie County Savings Bank.

3. Rand Building – 391 feet tall

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Wikipedia/TonyTheTiger (CC 3.0)

It’s said this 1929 building was the inspiration for the Empire State Building.

2. City Hall – 398 feet tall

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Wikipedia (Public Domain)

This 1931 building is one tallest municipal buildings in the entire country.

1. One Seneca Center – 529 feet tall

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Wikipedia/Fortunate4now (CC)

By far the tallest building in the city, this building is actually 95% vacant.

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