Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Twilight Tour of Electric Tower

kicks off Buffalo Tours season.

Starting at 7pm on Saturday, May 1st, Buffalo Tours will kick off the 2010 tour season

with a rare evening tour of Iskalo Development's Electric Tower, including upper

floors closed to the general public.

The event includes guided tours, a featured speaker, reception, and a spectacular

360-degree view of the Buffalo skyline at night. The cost is $10 per person and

free for members of Preservation Buffalo Niagara.

Visitors may become members at the event.

RSVPs are required: call (716) 852-3300 or E-mailing

One of the most recognizable buildings in the Buffalo

skyline, the Electric Tower originally opened in 1912. Designed in the Beaux

Arts style by local architects Esenwien & Johnson, the building is similar to the

Tower of Light from the 1901 Pan-Am Exposition. Iskalo Development acquired

the Electric Tower in 2004 and rededicated the building in August 2007. 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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