Buffalo Savings / M&T - Table of Contents   .......................  Fountain Plaza - Table of Contents

1983 Addition - Buffalo Savings Bank / Goldome /
M&T Center
545 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
Address renamed 1 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY

Constructed:
1981-1983
Architecture firm:
Kohn Pederson Fox Associates PC
Also designed the Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse, completed in 2011
Style:
Postmodern
Addition:
1981-1982; opened 1983
1983 - The 1967 building was demolished and the plaza finished in 1984.





East side of Main before construction of the 1983 addition    ...   Source:  City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning:






2012 Photo  ...  Addition style: Postmodern  ....  1901 building style:  Beaux Arts 


2016 photo  ... Addition style: Postmodern  ...  Note arches that mimic the 1901 Beaux Arts arches



1983 addition ... Curtain wall reflects surrounding buildings  ...  8-story tower with reflective glass   ...   2012 Photo


Annex cornerstone ... 2012 Photo






1984 Plaza   ...   2012 Photo


2016 Photo ... Electric Tower in background   ... Plaza ...    4-story connector between the 1901 and 1983 buildings



"The north wall of the original building, removed during an earlier expansion but now exposed, has received granite sheathing (and fiber glass pilaster capitals) evoking details found elsewhere on the building." - Hilary Sternberg & R. Steven Janke, "Buffalo Savings Bank," pub. by The Preservation Coalition of Erie County, in 1992   ...   Plaza



2012 Photo ... Connector detail between the 1901 and 1983 buildings ... Photo below shows interior of the connector:



2016 Photo ... Connector between the 1901 and 1983 buildings



1984 Plaza ...    Note arcade along Main Street  (detailed below:)   ...   2012 Photo



Postmodern style feature:  Arcade




2016 photo



2012 Photo



2012 Photo



2002 Photo



2016 Photo ... Fountain Plaza Metro station






















2016 Photo ... East and north elevations







Photos and their arrangement 2002- 2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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