U.S. Courthouse Building - Table of Contents

2011 photos - U.S. Courthouse Building
2 Niagara Square, on a 1 3/4 acre parcel bounded by Delaware Avenue, Mohawk and Niagara Streets, Buffalo, NY

Photos (below) taken on April 21, 2011, in the morning.

Completion date:

Fall 2011


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY (The firm also designed M&T Center at Fountain Plaza (former Goldome) and the new Buffalo Niagara International Airport terminal.)
General Contractor:
Mascaro Construction Company LLP, Pittsburgh, PA
Construction Manager Adviser to GSA:
Cannon Design, Grand Island, NY
Style: Early 21st Century Modern

The project will house the U.S. District Court, Court of Appeals, U.S. Probation, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Attorney and GSA.

The Courthouse will be the only structure on the block, set back 50 feet from the curb line to meet new security criteria.

It will provide the District Court with five courtrooms and chambers, the Magistrate with four courtrooms and chambers, the Court of Appeals with a judge’s chamber and a library.

Additionally, 260,982 gross square foot courthouse will also provide preparatory space for the U.S. Attorney and Federal Public Defender as well as indoor parking for 54 vehicles and space for GSA. 

The historic Michael J. Dillon U.S. Courthouse will house the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Trustees, the Federal Defender and the U.S. Tax Court. 

It is currently anticipated that the new Buffalo Courthouse will achieve a LEED®-Gold rating.

The architect has designed a structure with a curved south wall that orients the courthouse toward Niagara Square. A glass curtain wall reveals activity within. The building also features a glass entry pavilion and an elevator tower that will be topped with a glowing lantern. Artwork by native Buffalo artist Robert Mangold, consisting of large-scale translucent colored glass panels, will be located in the entry pavilion.

- Government Services  Administration (April 2011)
South Elevation (Niagara Square)

Right: Statler Towers

Right: Statler Towers

Right: Statler Towers

East Elevation (Delaware Avenue)

North Elevation (West Mohawk)

Right:  City Hall and St. Anthony's RC Church

Right:  City Hall

Left: Statler Towers
West Elevation (S. Elmwood)

McKinley Monument ..... Buffalo Athletic Club ..... City Hall

Photos and their arrangement © 2011 Chuck LaChiusa
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