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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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The City of Buffalo, NY in the Winter...

Hey guys, I have a collection of pics I took this summer from a week-long visit to the city of Buffalo, New York.

I came to Buffalo on New Year's Eve day to take in the World Junior tournament games (Canada/Sweden and USA/Switzerland) and join in the New Year's Eve ball drop at Roosevelt Square in downtown Buffalo. I couldn't think of a better place to conclude my 2010 year!

Without further ado, here's my pics from that day/night...



General Mills, where all the world's Cheerios are made...


HSBC Arena and Skyline from the south...




Swannie House, on Ohio and Michigan streets, this makes equally as good of Wings as the Anchor Bar and a lot less busy!


Downtown from Michigan Avenue...


Canadian Tailgaters...


These fans are ready for the game between Canada and Sweden...




HSBC Arena, home of the 2011 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships, and the Buffalo Sabres




Yes, it was that JAMMED getting into the arena, Canada loves its hockey.




Sea of Red and White in the main concourse




Canada and Sweden practising...


Team Canada


Sea of red and white in the stands






Night shot of downtown from outside the arena...


Outside the HSBC Arena, getting ready for Game 2 with the USA and Switzerland...


After the game, hopping abord the Buffalo Metro Rail to Fountain Plaza...






Downtown Buffalo, getting set for the New Year's Eve celebrations...






Electric Tower in Roosevelt Square, where Buffalo's Ball Drop New Year's Eve event took place.




Look at all the people downtown!!!




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There's the ball itself...


More than Me, a Buffalo rock band performs...




50,000 people jammed downtown, equal or more than the amount of people downtown for Y2K.


Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, pointing to the crowd








5 minutes left in 2011...


Here comes the ball...




Jumbotron showing the scenes in New York City and here in Buffalo.


2011 is here! Fireworks at the Electric Tower!!!











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Old February 10th, 2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Interesting and very nice photos from Buffalo
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Old February 11th, 2011, 12:06 AM   #3
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Well, too much Icehockey-Pics and too much new year-Pics from the same angles.

I like the first pictures though. Quite grey and drepressing, but sometimes I prefer such scenes over happy sunny skyline pics
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Old February 11th, 2011, 01:48 AM   #4
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Here's some more pics I took in the winter of Buffalo...

My hotel, Holiday Inn, in Allentown. Nice place, perfect for my needs.


The best part is the view you get of downtown Buffalo from here! I call this the "BuffCity" view.


The hotel is across the street from the Wilcox Mansion on Delaware Avenue, where Teddy Roosevelt was inaugurated.


Delaware and North streets.


Main Street scenes




NFTA Metro Summer-Best station...


Buffalo's subway stations are immaculate compared to others I have seen, like Toronto and New York's




Took the train downtown...


Buffalo's Magnificent City Hall, built in 1932...


I find it interesting that a Canadian flag is flying here...


Looking up...


The U.S. Courthouse, nearing completion...


Lobby of the City Hall




City Hall interiors






First time in the observation deck of city hall...

Downtown Buffalo from the 28th floor observation deck of the City Hall






Yes, it was snowing pretty good here...


Statler Hotel...


Liberty Building


Electric Tower


Seal of the City of Buffalo




City Hall front doors


Detail inside City Hall...








One of City Hall's many impressive doors...




Mayor's Office, where Byron Brown gets the job done!




Conference Room...








The snow passed on, got up to the observation deck again, and got clearer pictures!






Buffalo Central Terminal




The HSBC Arena




















Ellicott Square, built in 1896 by Charles Atwood, named after Joseph Ellicott, who founded Buffalo.


Ellicott Square Entrance




Looking out from inside...


Ellicott Square Lobby...


Inside Ellicott Square




Dinner @ City Grill Restaurant...


One M&T Plaza, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the same architect who designed the World Trade Center centers in New York City, which were lost in 9/11.


Main Street Tower, third tallest building in Buffalo.


Guaranty Building, designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler. It is a steel structure with Terra Cotta on the outside. Built in 1894, one of the first tall buildings built in the city of Buffalo and one of the first overall in the United States.


Guaranty Building Entrance...




Liberty Building, built in 1925 with two replicas of the Statue of Liberty on top. 23 storeys high, the fourth tallest in Buffalo.


Buffalo/Niagara convention center, built in the 1970s. A brutal type building, as was common for many buildings in the 70s.


Statler Hotel


Statler Hotel was built in 1901 for the Pan-Am Exposition held in Buffalo, but unfortunately it sits empty at the moment. But it's in such good shape!


Fortunately many efforts have been put forth to save this great building by Mark Croce, who had already invested in Buffalo.










New Era Cap Company's flagship store. New Era is headquartered in Buffalo.


Buffalo Savings Bank, built in 1901 by Green & Wicks, former headquarters of the defunct Buffalo Savings Bank, now is an M&T Branch.


Inside the Buffalo Savings Bank building...














Electric Tower, the focal point on New Year's Eve in downtown Buffalo, built in 1912 and designed by James A. Johnston.


Inside the Electric Tower, it has been modernized...,


Key Towers, two of downtown's newer buildings...




Market Arcade...


Market Arcade built in 1892 by E.B. Green & W.S. Wicks and is a similar model to London, England's Burlington Arcade, the front and rear entrances are exactly the same and the Buffalo head on top is very impressive.




Shea's Buffalo Theater, built in 1926 and originally a movie house, built by Chicago architects Rapp and Rapp, designed similar to many European theatres and movie houses.


Buildings in the Theatre District...






Rotary skating rink...


Main Street shot of downtown Buffalo...


Row houses, I call it Manhattan-style living in Buffalo.




Building in Allentown...




The Mansion on Delaware Avenue... built in 1869, restored in 2001 as a luxury hotel. Built by George Allison, second empire architecture.




Trinity Church, erected 1886 as the second episcopal church in Buffalo.


Buffalo Club in the Watson house, built in 1835 by Philander Hodge.


Asbury Delaware Church, built in 1876.


Looking up at an impressive apartment building...




Back on the subway I go, over to the HSBC Arena...




Outside the HSBC Arena after a walk around the block...
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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Great tour! I love that old architecture in Buffalo. The town hall is fan-tas-tic!
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