Seneca Tower - Table of Contents
1 Seneca Drive, Buffalo NY
Formerly: Marine Midland Center,
1 HSBC Plaza, Buffalo NY
||1969-1972 at a cost of
Owings & Merrill LLP
Also by SOM: Knox addition to the Albright Art Gallery
||1972 -1998 Marine Midland Center.
1999-2013 HSBC Bank USA (tenant). USA headquarters. Vacated the building in 2013.
||40 stories. Tallest
privately owned office building outside of NYC in New York State.
Tallest building in Buffalo and the tallest between Cleveland and
October 25, 2020 photo
"Douglas Development Corporation is redeveloping this 38-story tower into a mixed-use project featuring over 200 residential apartments, retail on the plaza and office space in the tower. The tower’s west annex wing will consist of 100 apartments, with a mixture of market-rate studio and one-bedroom rental units, as well as two-bedroom apartments. The 3.5-acre concrete plaza area and east annex, will be redeveloped into a 75,000-square-foot, multi-level retail mall, with a variety of outdoor seating." - Douglas Deveopment Corporation website (online October 2020)
2007 photo Note the HSBC logo at the top of the building and the Donovan Building at right (latter demolished except for steel frame)
2016 photo Looking south on Main Street Photo with text below:
Parking garage (across Washington Street) Ronald Bladen, "Vroom, Shhh" 1973 sculpture East wing and tower Non-operable windows Precast concrete manufactured in Toronto
2015 photo Plaza in front of the east wing
2016 photo Taken from Bisons Stadium
2016 photo Taken from Bisons Stadium Looking south west ... Tower and west wing ... Ronald Bladen, "Vroom, Shhh" 1973 sculpture ... This 30 foot tall sculpture sits in the plaza of Buffalo's tallest building. It is comprised of several painted steel plates welded together into simple geometric shapes and painted black.
Buffalo's tallest building ... Sits atop metro rail tracks
The tower building spans the southern end of Main Street, under which the Buffalo Metro Rail passes.
Plaza in front of the tower
Tower and west wing
Plaza in front of the tower and west wing
Plaza in front of the west wing
Photos Taken Through Tower Windows
Looking north ... 1915 Marine Trust Building
Behind the tower which is at the far right ... At left is the pavilion connected to the west wing in the center of the photo
Looking north ... At left is the west wing
Looking north west ... West wing plaza
Left: Pearl Street Grill & Brewery ... Far right: Webb Building
Courtesy of Explore Buffalo