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Address: 28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
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Billed as one of if not the first skyscrapers. Beautifully restored building with terracotta tiles on the outside. There is a very nice history center in the lobby that is well... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Billed as one of if not the first skyscrapers. Beautifully restored building with terracotta tiles on the outside. There is a very nice history center in the lobby that is well worth spending some time and it's FREE!

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Rego Park, New York
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320 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Yet again, the Guaranty Building has been restored, and yet again the results are magnificent. The lobby contains a well-organized presentation of the history of the building, and you are permitted to wander around the ground floor. Look for exquisite details in mosaic, metalwork and tile work around the building. Even the undersides of the staircases are carved. The security... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Visitors should definitely come inside to look around the public area on the main floor of the building. The guards were surprisingly friendly and helpful, and there is a small free public museum.

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Gettysburg
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89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

1890's beauty. Though I see it everyday and am quite accustomed to it out of town guests invariably give it an "oh wow" when seeing it for the first time.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This historic building has been restored and the visitor center is still getting organized. If you are observant, however, there's lots to see.

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Buffalo, New York
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107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This building is an architectural masterpiece. The outside is a stunning terra cotta profusion of natural and geometric decoration. Look above the cornice to see the trees in each corner! Every element, from balustrades to handrails to elevators are works of art. The first floor skylight is absolutely beautiful!! Take a tour to visit this treasure- it is worth it!

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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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362 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

The Guaranty Building designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan was once the tallest building In Buffalo, New York when completed in 1896. As we were enjoying the exterior an attorney of the firm that occupies the building invited us in to your the first floor. The guards were amazing and helpful with information on the building and the city in... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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1,628 reviews
744 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This building (at least from the outside) is a gem! It was very cold out but I just wanted to get a few more photos of it to keep in my collection. I think it's these kinds of historic buildings that actually keeping these rust belt cities alive. They're a reminder of a glorious past and are beacons for a... More 

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Toronto
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135 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Not much to actually see from the outside, and tours of the interior are limited (at least until the building's Discovery Center opens later in 2016), but this century-old Louis Sullivan skyscraper is nothing less than a corker. It's a monument to the spirit of this remarkable city, and an inspiration to the creative spirit. Structures of this type are... More 

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Mohawk, New York
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is another amazing fete of architecture in downtown Buffalo. The carvings on the outside of the building are amazing as well as the original outside lighting. We were only able to tour the ornate lobby with beautiful tilework and the gorgeous elevator bank. We were there at a time when guided tours were not available.

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