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Taken: Circa 1905
Caption: Ellicott Square, Buffalo, N.Y. Largest Office Building in the World
Additional Description: Wikipedia on Ellicott Square:The Ellicott Square Building is an office complex in Buffalo, New York, USA. It was designed by Charles Atwood of D. H. Burnham & Company, and completed in May, 1896. At the time of its completion, it was the largest office building in the world. In 1896 and 1897, the building was the site of Edisonia Hall and the Vitascope Theater, the earliest known dedicated motion picture theater in the world….At 10 stories high – with the capacity to support 10 more floors – and 447,000 square feet (41,500 m2), the Ellicott Square Building was the largest office building in the world by floor area until 1908, with the opening of the Hudson Terminal buildings in New York City. It was built at a cost of $3.5 million in less than one year. The building was named after Joseph Ellicott, the planner and surveyor who laid out the then-village of Buffalo.
Submitted: January 2, 2015.
Database Locator Identification Number: p297271
File Size: 1.723 Megabytes
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