Architecture: Century Celebration
Buffalo’s Electric Tower is a pearl that attracts eyes from all parts of the city. Celebrating the 100th anniversary since its completion in 1912, Buffalo’s 7th tallest building was originally opened for Niagara Mohawk (which later moved to their current home in Syracuse). Although it was built for an electric company in the Electric City the name of the building came from the crowning jewel of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition it commemorates. Erected the same year as the world-famous expo, the 111 year old gold-leafed Goldome building sits beneath and before her younger and taller electric sister.
Photograph by Robert Thuerck