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Address: 28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone Number: +1 716-854-0003

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Magnificent restoration

Yet again, the Guaranty Building has been restored, and yet again the results are magnificent. The lobby contains a well-organized presentation of the history of the building, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Rego Park, New York
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Rego Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Yet again, the Guaranty Building has been restored, and yet again the results are magnificent. The lobby contains a well-organized presentation of the history of the building, and you are permitted to wander around the ground floor. Look for exquisite details in mosaic, metalwork and tile work around the building. Even the undersides of the staircases are carved. The security... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Visitors should definitely come inside to look around the public area on the main floor of the building. The guards were surprisingly friendly and helpful, and there is a small free public museum.

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Gettysburg
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

1890's beauty. Though I see it everyday and am quite accustomed to it out of town guests invariably give it an "oh wow" when seeing it for the first time.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This historic building has been restored and the visitor center is still getting organized. If you are observant, however, there's lots to see.

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Buffalo, New York
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This building is an architectural masterpiece. The outside is a stunning terra cotta profusion of natural and geometric decoration. Look above the cornice to see the trees in each corner! Every element, from balustrades to handrails to elevators are works of art. The first floor skylight is absolutely beautiful!! Take a tour to visit this treasure- it is worth it!

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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

The Guaranty Building designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan was once the tallest building In Buffalo, New York when completed in 1896. As we were enjoying the exterior an attorney of the firm that occupies the building invited us in to your the first floor. The guards were amazing and helpful with information on the building and the city in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This building (at least from the outside) is a gem! It was very cold out but I just wanted to get a few more photos of it to keep in my collection. I think it's these kinds of historic buildings that actually keeping these rust belt cities alive. They're a reminder of a glorious past and are beacons for a... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Not much to actually see from the outside, and tours of the interior are limited (at least until the building's Discovery Center opens later in 2016), but this century-old Louis Sullivan skyscraper is nothing less than a corker. It's a monument to the spirit of this remarkable city, and an inspiration to the creative spirit. Structures of this type are... More 

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Mohawk, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is another amazing fete of architecture in downtown Buffalo. The carvings on the outside of the building are amazing as well as the original outside lighting. We were only able to tour the ornate lobby with beautiful tilework and the gorgeous elevator bank. We were there at a time when guided tours were not available.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The Guaranty is one of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan's greatest works. It features over-the-top organic ornamentation and an elaborate lobby. It is the epitome of the Chicago School highrise and well worth a few minutes to see it if in downtown Buffalo. The law offices are closed to the public but the lobby is open and the guards are friendly... More 

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