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Brutalist Architecture, High-rise, Concrete, Concrete Monolith

Project timeline

1971 – 1974



Location Change this

50 Delaware Avenue
14202 Buffalo

Current state


Also known as Change this

Frank P. Sedita City Court

Architect Change this

Buffalo City Court Building Change this

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Description Change this

Buffalo city court building is a 10-story high-rise building in downtown of Buffalo situated on a former site of Townsend Hall facing Niagara Square. Facade of the building mainly consists of Precast concrete with narrow windows in the corners of the building. The windows are placed like that to prevent courtrooms and judges' chambers from being distracted by outdoor activities. Because of its monolith structure, the building has by some been called the “epitome of Brutalist architecture.” Apart from concrete, some parts of the exterior of the ground floor consist of bricks.


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