Dear Canada: We have the better skyscraper, and it’s not even really ours


The Canadians have nothing on the Seneca Niagara Casino.

Niagara Falls has a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Seneca Niagara Casino. The debacle over casino revenue and taxation has repeatedly left a sour taste in the mouths of city residents.

That being said, their tower owns the skyline.

I’m not even talking about the American skyline (in which the tower is the only real player other than the Giacomo): I’m talking about the Canadian skyline.

As I mentioned on an earlier post, the Canadian skyline stands as a beacon here on the American side from as far away as Grand Island. It’s massive, and smack in the middle of it is the Seneca Niagara Casino.

It’s even more apparent at night. The entire center of the building is an LED wonder. It’s brighter than any tower in Canada, it’s more animated than any tower in Canada, it’s better than any tower in Canada.

And it’s owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians.

The tower isn’t even technically part of the city of Niagara Falls, NY. The land is sovereign land run by the Senecas.

It’s like if Bhutan beat Russia and the China in every Olympic sport. That’s the only analogy I have because that’s literally how insane it is.

The proposed Wonder Falls project has a proposed 15-story tower attached to it, but even that is 11 floors shorter than the current casino. That’s entirely due to the current zoning laws, which prohibit buildings closer to the Falls from being anywhere near the height of the Seneca Casino tower.

For better or worse, the Seneca Niagara Casino is certainly the brightest part of the Niagara skyline.