[BN] Photography: Explore the architectural treasures of western New York
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Blessed Trinity is located in the Central Park neighborhood of Buffalo and was completed in 1928. It is considered to be one of the best examples of Northern Italy’s 12th century Lombard Romanesque architectural style in the United States. The ornate and extensive terracotta accents of the Blessed Trinity, both inside and out, feature thousands of Christian symbols.
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The Kleinhans Music Hall was designed by the father-son team of Eliel and Eero Saarinen and built between 1938 and 1940 as the permanent home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It is an outstanding architectural achievement that complements the curves of the streetscape by Frederick Law Olmsted, suggests the shape and shape of a musical instrument and captures Goethe’s idea of architecture as “frozen music”.
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Beth Zion Temple on Delaware Avenue, designed by architect Max Abramovitz, was dedicated in April 1967 after a fire destroyed the original temple. The temple walls are shaped like a crescendo, starting on the Delaware Avenue side of the building at 45 feet and increasing to 62 feet. They flicker outward at 15-degree angles, like the humps of an ornate concrete bowl, and are anchored on a concrete base 50 feet below the ground.