If there was a list that we would want to be on… it’s this list. Curbed.com has come up with an architectural tourism guide chock full of the hottest architectural draws in the US. And guess what? They couldn’t just nail down one or two buildings. Instead they said:
It may seem unfair to single out an entire city, but as a feature by Alexandra Lange demonstrates, Buffalo is truly in a league of its own concerning late 19th and early 20th century architecture (including Kleinhans Music Hall, above).
“Architecture serves as both a safety net and growth engine in Buffalo, which, thanks to a booming turn-of-the-last-century economy has one of the best collections of late-19th and 20th century architecture and urban fabric in the country. Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Richardson, and the Saarinens (both father and son) all did superlative work here before the second World War, as did native son Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the midcentury.” – Curbed
If only we had the FLW Administration Building, and some other notable architectural masterpieces around that were lost over the years… it’s heartbreaking what was forsaken, and it’s a miracle what we managed to retain.