Electric Tower

Electric Tower
535 Washington Street
Esenwein & Johnson, 1912
Last admittance: 3:30pm
Photography and filming permitted, Tripod not permitted.
Handicap accessible on first floor only.
Restrooms available.
Visitor Experience:

A Landmark of Timeless Distinction – The Electric Tower One of the most recognizable buildings in the Buffalo skyline, the Electric Tower has returned to its original grandeur with a comprehensive restoration of the building lobby, common areas, and a full building mechanical system replacement featuring many “Green” upgrades. Experience the charm and character present only in a true landmark setting. Self-guided experience to explore the lobby and 2nd floor mezzanine, with limited access to the 14th floor to experience the magnificent views of the city

Building Description:

Opening in 1912 the Electric Tower was designed by August Esenwein & James Johnson, the design was inspired by the Tower of Light at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and the light house of Alexandria built in 200 B.C. It is designed in the Beaux Arts style which combines elements of classical Renaissance & Baroque architecture. Iskalo Development acquired the Electric Tower in 2004, the company knowingly took on the responsibility of restoring a highly recognizable building with a history that has mirrored that of the City of Buffalo. Named 2008 “Building of the Year” by the Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association and recipient of the 2008 Brick By Brick award for “Best Historic Restoration,” the revitalization of the Electric Tower, as it did nearly 100 years ago, serves once again as a symbol of Buffalo’s renaissance and recognition as a truly great American city.

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