William J. Donovan State Office Building, Buffalo, NY

This building, named for a prominent Buffalo-born General and leader of the precursor to the CIA., sits on a prominent site in downtown Buffalo at the end of Main Street and is a prime candidate for redevelopment. Still, it has sat vacant since 2007 as development plans get finalized, which may or may not include retaining the building. Here is a more recent article on the continuing planning. It was constructed in 1962. Another good picture can be seen here, which also details the earlier development of the area. Directly across the street from the abandoned office building is Edward Durell Stone’s Buffalo News Building, which will be featured in a future post.

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One Response to William J. Donovan State Office Building, Buffalo, NY

  1. Doug Fo says:

    Very similar in design to the building I work in.

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