10 Lafayette Square

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10 Lafayette Square
Tishman Building Apr 12.JPG
10 Lafayette Square (left)
Tishman Building is located in New York
Tishman Building
Tishman Building
Alternative names Tishman Building
Hotel chain Hilton Garden Inn
General information
Status Complete
Type High-rise
Architectural style International
Address 447 Main St.
10 Lafayette Square
Town or city Buffalo, New York
Country United States
Coordinates 42°53′10.327″N 78°52′25.129″W / 42.88620194°N 78.87364694°W / 42.88620194; -78.87364694
Construction started 1958 (1958)
Completed 1959 (1959)
Inaugurated November 18, 1959 (1959-11-18)
Renovated December 2012 (2012-12)
Renovation cost $42 million
Owner Hamister Group
Affiliation Hilton Worldwide
Architectural 263 feet (80 m)
Tip 263 feet (80 m)
Roof 263 feet (80 m)
Technical details
Structural system Rigid frame
Material Concrete and glass
Floor count 20
Lifts/elevators 5
Grounds 140,000 square feet (13,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architecture firm Emery Roth & Sons
Main contractor Tishman Realty & Construction Company
Known for Former headquarters of the National Fuel Gas Co.
Renovating team
Architect Carmina Wood Morris, PC
Renovating firm Hamister Group, Inc.
Structural engineer
  • Buffalo Engineering
  • NEP Engineers
  • Studio T3
Main contractor R&P Oakhill
Awards and prizes Excellence in Historic Preservation, Preservation League of New York State[1]
Other information
Number of rooms 124
Number of restaurants 1
Facilities 2
Tishman Building
Location New York City, New York
Built 1959 (1959)
Architect Emery Roth & Sons
Architectural style International
NRHP reference # 12000012[2]
Added to NRHP February 2, 2012 (2012-14-02)

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]

Previous Building[edit]

For 81 years (1876-1957), the six-story, cast iron, Buffalo German Insurance Company Building (a Victorian Italianate architecture office was built by Richard A. Waite) existed on current land site prior to the Tishman Building.


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. Shortly after, they announced $41 million mixed use plans for the building, including a 123-room Hilton Garden Inn, 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]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tishman Building at 10 Lafayette in Buffalo to be honored". readMedia. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/16/12 through 4/20/12. National Park Service. 2012-04-27. 
  3. ^ "10 Lafayette Square". wnyheritagepress.org. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-05-01. [permanent dead link] Note: This includes Kerry L. Traynor (June 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Tishman Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01.  and Accompanying nine photographs
  5. ^ "Vertical Mixed-Use Good Fit for Tishman Building". buffalorising.com. March 20, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 

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