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“I came to Kleinhans for the chair, but I stayed for the architecture.”

One of the city’s greatest architectural assets is getting some nice attention. Kleinhans Music Hall, designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, is currently featured in Architect magazine. The article does the music hall justice in various ways – it’s a truly fascinating read. The author, Witold Rybczynski, paid a visit to Buffalo when he was researching chairs designed by Eero Saarinen. The chairs led him to Kleinhans Music Hall, where he discovered a lot more than he ever anticipated. 

What is so special about the article is that it tells the architectural tale of the music hall. Along with sensational photographs, the reader is clued in to just how important the building is to Buffalo – not only the exterior, but the entire interior. Most people are not aware of the full architectural treatment because they simply walk in, attend a concert and then walk back out. But as you can see in this detailed coverage, there is so much more to discover other than the lauded focal points.

Not only did the building get an impressive writeup, the Buffalo Philharmonic was recently spotlighted in the New York Times. It’s good to see the building and the BPO getting some sensational press.

Lead image: Bilyana Dimitrova – Staircase to second-level lobby

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