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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Explore Architecture in Buffalo

4. Insider’s Tip

Opt to take a hard-hat tour of Buffalo's Central Terminal at sunset.  

If you know whom to call, it’s possible to see Buffalo’s architectural marvels up close at their ideal viewing time: sunset. Brad Hahn from Explore Buffalo knows Silo City’s history inside and out; request a “vertical” sunset tour ($45) and he’ll lead you up ten stories of stairs to view the ominous-looking industrial campus from above. Graycliff offers a wine-and-cheese tour ($42) at twilight, when pink light flows through the estate’s many windows (call 716-947-9217 to reserve). And Central Terminal’s hard-hat tours extend into the evening ($20), when shafts of light pour through the soaring windows as the sun sets.

Published on Aug 1, 2014 as a web exclusive.