Buffalo: This Place Matters

Buffalo is destined to take its place along side OK Go and Mentos dropped in Coke battles as a YouTube phenomena.

The six minute video highlights the architectural heritage and beauty of Buffalo. Produced for in anticipation for annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation which will be held in Buffalo in 2011, the video is being eagerly promoted by buffalo boosters:

“The thing about the video that’s so valuable right now is people who maybe are not into architecture are really getting a sense of how great the assets are that we have here,” said Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president and chief executive officer of the Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau, which produced the project with local filmmaker John Paget.

Entitled “Buffalo: This Place Matters,” the video includes sweeping shots of the city’s Olmsted Parks system and wide-angled scenes of masterworks by America’s three premier architects — H.H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright — over a soaring orchestral soundtrack.

“Buffalo’s only one of two cities in the world to have buildings by these three architects,” Paul McDonnell, an architect for Buffalo Public Schools, says in the video.

The Martin House and Sullivan’s Guaranty building share time with Olmstead’s park system, historic neighborhoods and the city’s amazing array of beautiful downtown buildings. The video was produced by the Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau .

If you didn’t want to visit buffalo before, you will now.