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One M&T Plaza, Buffalo

Interiors & Architecture

Architectural design for a new entrance vestibule to Minoru Yamasaki's M&T Bank headquarters in downtown Buffalo, New York.

Located on the secondary elevation of the building, the vestibule leads visitors into its 35’ high vaulted lobby. Zoom Enlarge

Located on the secondary elevation of the building, the vestibule leads visitors into its 35’ high vaulted lobby.

The vestibule is approached on either side by two staircases built to match the materials and details of narrower original ones. Zoom Enlarge

The vestibule is approached on either side by two staircases built to match the materials and details of narrower original ones.

The materials and details of the new vestibule echo those of the original vestibule, and the glass entrance portal matches its height and width. Zoom Enlarge

The materials and details of the new vestibule echo those of the original vestibule, and the glass entrance portal matches its height and width.

A frameless glass portal separates the new pavilion from the white marble walls of the original building. Zoom Enlarge

A frameless glass portal separates the new pavilion from the white marble walls of the original building.

Two door lobbies lead visitors under the central skylight, past seating alcoves, to secure access controls, and the elevator lobby. Zoom Enlarge

Two door lobbies lead visitors under the central skylight, past seating alcoves, to secure access controls, and the elevator lobby.

Views of the tall arched window to the elevator lobby are framed by the white conical walls of the circular rooflight. Zoom Enlarge

Views of the tall arched window to the elevator lobby are framed by the white conical walls of the circular rooflight.