10 Lafayette Square, also known as the Tishman Building, is a high-rise office tower located in Lafayette Square in Buffalo, New York. Completed in 1959, it is the thirteenth-tallest building in Buffalo, standing at 263 feet (80 m) and 20 stories tall. The building is located adjacent to the Rand Building and built in the International Style. The structural frames for the building are not steel, but concrete beams and columns. The building architects were Emery Roth & Sons of New York City.[3][4]

10 Lafayette Square
10 Lafayette Square (left)
Tishman Building is located in New York
Tishman Building
Tishman Building
Alternative namesTishman Building
Hotel chainHilton Garden Inn
General information
Architectural styleInternational
Address447 Main St.
10 Lafayette Square
Town or cityBuffalo, New York
CountryUnited States
Coordinates42°53′10.327″N 78°52′25.129″W / 42.88620194°N 78.87364694°W / 42.88620194; -78.87364694
Construction started1958 (1958)
Completed1959 (1959)
InauguratedNovember 18, 1959 (1959-11-18)
RenovatedDecember 2012 (2012-12)
Renovation cost$42 million
OwnerHamister Group
AffiliationHilton Worldwide
Architectural263 feet (80 m)
Tip263 feet (80 m)
Roof263 feet (80 m)
Technical details
Structural systemRigid frame
MaterialConcrete and glass
Floor count20
Grounds140,000 square feet (13,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architecture firmEmery Roth & Sons
Main contractorTishman Realty & Construction Company
Known forFormer headquarters of National Fuel Gas
Renovating team
Architect(s)Carmina Wood Morris, PC
Renovating firmHamister Group, Inc.
Structural engineer
  • Buffalo Engineering
  • NEP Engineers
  • Studio T3
Main contractorR&P Oakhill
Awards and prizesExcellence in Historic Preservation, Preservation League of New York State[1]
Other information
Number of rooms124
Number of restaurants1
Tishman Building
Location447 Main St, Buffalo, New York
Built1959 (1959)
ArchitectEmery Roth & Sons
Architectural styleInternational
NRHP reference No.12000012[2]
Added to NRHPFebruary 2, 2012 (2012-14-02)

Previous building edit

For 81 years (1876–1957), the six-story, cast iron, Buffalo German Insurance Company Building (a Second Empire-style office building built by Richard A. Waite) existed on current land site prior to the Tishman Building.

History edit

The Tishman building was home to the Fortune 500 company, National Fuel Gas (formerly Iroquois Gas) until 2003 when the company relocated to the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville.

In May 2011, the Amherst-based Hamister Group purchased the Tishman building. They spent $41 million renovating the building into a mixed use complex including the 123-room Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown, two floors of apartments, and three floors of office space.[5]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, as the Tishman Building.[2]

Gallery edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Tishman Building at 10 Lafayette in Buffalo to be honored". readMedia. April 27, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: April 16, 2012 through April 20, 2012. National Park Service. April 27, 2012. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "10 Lafayette Square". wnyheritagepress.org. 2012. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on July 1, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2016. Note: This includes Kerry L. Traynor (June 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Tishman Building" (PDF). Retrieved May 1, 2016. and Accompanying nine photographs
  5. ^ "Vertical Mixed-Use Good Fit for Tishman Building". buffalorising.com. March 20, 2012. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012.

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