Genesee Building/Hyatt Regency-Buffalo - Table of Contents  ..........................  Fountain Plaza - Table of Contents

Main Street façade - Genesee Building/Hyatt Regency-Buffalo
2-6 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY
Hyatt Regency-Buffalo Official Home Page

Erected:

1922-1923

Architects:

E. B. Green & Son, Inc
1923 building style:
Renaissance Revival / Beaux Arts Classical

Additions:

1984

1984 Additions architect:

Gruzen Partnership (New York City).
Gruzen also renovated the Commodore Hotel into the Grand Hyatt Hotel in 1980.
1984 Additions style:
Postmodern

Hyatt Regency Hotel incorporated the E. B. Green designed Genesee Office Building when the 11-story hotel tower and atrium was built in the 1980's.  The cast-iron fronts of the Genesee Building were retained and can be seen from inside the hotel's atrium. The project rescued a 15-story red brick, French Renaissance style, green copper hipped roof office building slated for demolition.


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Flanking glass pavilions
are 1984 additions

Foreground: The Hiker
in
Theodore Roosevelt Plaza

Looking south on Main Street

1984 atrium restaurant   ...  
Postmodern style

3-tiered 1984 atrium restaurant

Genesee Building and two additions

Skyscraper modeled after a Classic column



Copper anthemia

Scroll ornamentation

Bronze-painted cast iron

Engaged twisted Ionic columns

 

 


Cast iron and serpentine

serpentine

1984 glass addition: Postmodern style
... Bank of America





Special thanks to Hotel Manager Michael Marsh for his cooperation and assistance
Photos taken April 11, 2009
Photos and their arrangement © 2009
Chuck LaChiusa
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