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Buffalo Central Terminal tower now open to tours
from my e-mail:
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) will
host a free opportunity for the public to learn about Buffalo’s next
great preservation success story. An open house at the landmark art-deco
building is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd between Noon & 4pm
located at 495 Paderewski Drive @ Memorial Drive.
“We welcome all Western New Yorkers and out-of-town guests who are
participating in the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Conference,” said Central Terminal Restoration Corporation President
Mark Lewandowski. “It’s our goal to continue to educate and excite the
public about the progress being made at the Buffalo Central Terminal.”
The free open house will feature self-guided tours, meet and greet with
executive leaders of the CTRC about the Terminal’s master plan and
information about volunteer opportunities. The Terminal Store will be
open for shopping and a selection of Buffalo’s gourmet food trucks will
be on site offering unique delicacies.
In addition to the free open house, the CTRC will offer tours of the
Terminal’s iconic tower. This will be the first time that the public
will have the opportunity to climb to the Terminal’s 13th floor for a
spectacular view of the Buffalo skyline. The “Tower Tour” cost is a $20
donation ($15 for Friends of CTRC members). Trained docents will take
groups of ten to the 13th floor every 30 minutes beginning at Noon for
this unprecedented photo opportunity. The last tour will leave at
3:30pm. Proper footwear and the ability to climb fifteen flights of
stairs required (tower tour is limited to ages 16 and over).
The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997
to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the New York Central
Terminal in Buffalo, New York. The Terminal complex includes an 18-acre
site that hosts an art deco office tower, passenger concourse and
four-story baggage building. In 2011 the CTRC released its master plan
that outlined various infrastructure needs and development
opportunities. The mission of the Central Terminal Restoration
Corporation is to ensure that the original grandeur of the Terminal is
available to current and future generations.
Re: Buffalo Central Terminal tower now open to tours
The terminal holds a lot of special memories for me . My dad was a barber there almost 60 years ago. ( yeah I'm old .get over it) lol. I remember as a very young child going to the terminal to pick my dad up after work. I've seen some pics of work that been completed, but there still seems like there is a long way to go. Thanks for the post FB.. I'll put the terminal on my to-do list next trip back to Buffalo.
P.S. I think it's great the so many architectural treasures are getting a new lease on life. My HS. is on the nat'l reg ..
" I'd try to see things from your point of view but..........there's only room up your a** for one head ! "