Buffalo Makes Architectural Digest’s Top 23 Places to Visit in 2023

Culture & Arts, History


Written by Step Out Staff

Published on January 25, 2023

For those looking to make some travel plans this year, Architectural Digest has put together a list of 23 places in the world that are a must-visit for architecture buffs. Among places like Capri, Italy and Copenhagen, Denmark, is our very own Buffalo, New York. While this may come as a surprise to some, as far as architecture goes, we have some of the most renowned structures hiding in our region. So much so, that Buffalo even made last years list too.


So, what put Buffalo on the list this year? According to the article, “The city’s industrial heyday yielded some of the most superlative American buildings of the early 20th century, among them Louis Sullivan’s tile-clad Guaranty building and Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Martin House—a paradigm of his Prairie style, now restored to its original glory (and joined by an ethereal visitor center by AD100 maestro Toshiko Mori). It was here that Frederick Law Olmsted weaved his network of parks in the 19th century; here that Eero and Eliel Saarinen unveiled their sublime Kleinhans Music Hall in 1940; and here that Gordon Bunshaft added his modernist auditorium to what is now the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in 1962. That venerable institution will build upon Buffalo’s rich architectural legacy next spring, when it unveils a spectacular new wing—among other ingenious improvements—by OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu. Buffalo, soon more than ever, will warrant a weekend visit.”

You’ve heard it here, Buffalo is where it is at for architecture! If you haven’t had a chance to check out any of these places yet, we highly recommend planning your own little staycation and experience our city like a true tourist.

Interested in seeing which other places made the list?

Check out the full article here!

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