City Court Building - Table of Contents

2012 photos

Exterior - City Court Building
50 Delaware Avenue at
Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY

Built:
1971-1974
Architect:
Pfohl, Roberts and Biggie
Style:
Brutalism
Status:
Ellicott Historic District

On this page, below:

View from Niagara Square

East elevation (Delaware Avenue)

The windowless walls, which present an impenetrable facade to Niagara square, were designed to protect the courtrooms and judges' chambers from outside distraction, as well as to accommodate sculpture and define space.

Features thin vertical windows edging large concrete panels.

10 stories tall.


2012 photos

View from Niagara Square



Left: BAC ...   City Court   ... Right:  McKinley Monument



Left:  McKinley Monument


City parking ramp at right






Note artificial cornices at top






Exterior building material: concrete



Coronation Day, by Kenneth Snelson



Coronation Day, by Kenneth Snelson






BAC  at left






Note plaque (detailed below:)


Women's Union-Townsend Hall



Left: Delaware Avenue



Break in Court Building wall is the main entrance (See below)


2012 photos

East elevation
(Delaware Avenue)



Eagle Street and Delaware Avenue ... BAC at right.
Note artificial cornices at top.






Note artificial cornices at top



Reflection in window:  BAC



Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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