Grain/Concrete Silos Could Become New Waterfront Attraction

Mar 12, 2012 Full story: WGRZ-TV Buffalo 32

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation hopes it has hit upon a unique way to use some landmark structures along the Buffalo River as a tourist attraction, without spending millions of dollars to improve or renovate them.

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karl

Lancaster, NY

#1 Mar 13, 2012
KNOCK THEM DOWN...
Karla

Buffalo, NY

#2 Mar 13, 2012
Karl, Why don't you get your foul tempered pimply-ass out of Buffalo so you quit complaining about everything
not surprised

United States

#3 Mar 13, 2012
I dont blame you karl....you live in buffalo...what do you have to be happy about
Outside Observer

United States

#4 Mar 13, 2012
With a name like Karl it explains why people hop in barrels for a ride over the falls.
karl

Lancaster, NY

#5 Mar 13, 2012
not surprised wrote:
I dont blame you karl....you live in buffalo...what do you have to be happy about
Actually I only live near buffalo, but I have to look at it and SMELL it, and read about the BIG ideas the supposed leaders have about how they're gonna polish the turd that is buffalo, this would be a very nice region if we could just demo the whole buffosaur and start over. Thanks for the understanding!
Wod Ratson

Lancaster, NY

#6 Mar 13, 2012
Leave karl alone , hes the only smart cracker I know!
karl

Lancaster, NY

#7 Mar 13, 2012
Karla wrote:
Karl, Why don't you get your foul tempered pimply-ass out of Buffalo so you quit complaining about everything
Hey Karla!...what are you wearing?
joan y

Buffalo, NY

#8 Mar 14, 2012
turn them into hotels
food stamp lover

Niagara Falls, NY

#9 Mar 14, 2012
Let's prostitute the grain silos now...here's how:

1) set up committee of local politicians and real estate developers.
2) hire outside consultant to come up with marketing
scheme
2a) visit by schumer and or cuomo
3) local media pumps up idea
4) preservationist crowd and others weigh in

now wait 10 years

5) failure

the end
Outside Observer

United States

#10 Mar 14, 2012
Schumer will be able to fund all of the above with his new bill to add tolls to 190 & 290 in Buffalo
food stamp lover

Niagara Falls, NY

#11 Mar 14, 2012
Will I have to pay the toll when I drive my U-haul out of here?
goes around comes around

Buffalo, NY

#12 Mar 14, 2012
food stamp lover wrote:
Let's prostitute the grain silos now...here's how:
1) set up committee of local politicians and real estate developers.
2) hire outside consultant to come up with marketing
scheme
2a) visit by schumer and or cuomo
3) local media pumps up idea
4) preservationist crowd and others weigh in
now wait 10 years
5) failure
the end
Don't forget the related clothing. Who can forget the Bass Pro hats and vests proudly sported by the elected idiots. I am sure that Schumer will embrace any idea that will get him in front of a camera.
Erv

Buffalo, NY

#13 Mar 14, 2012
The owners of the silos (boat marina property) keep pushing this nonsence so they won't have to pay to knock them down. They are ugly and not interesting no matter what the many preservationists say to the contrary.
Kiss my Grits

Rochester, NY

#14 Mar 14, 2012
Make them off campus Dorms for Buff St.

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#15 Mar 14, 2012
Put a bunch of RDX in the bottom of each silo, stuff them full of undesirables from the East Side, fire the cap and enjoy watching the view to the tune of "It's raining men..."
toni

Niagara Falls, NY

#16 Mar 14, 2012
The silos are in the same class of a new bridge. study after study & a million bucks is some pockets. the silos will endure forever
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#17 Mar 14, 2012
Your Name Here wrote:
Put a bunch of RDX in the bottom of each silo, stuff them full of undesirables from the East Side, fire the cap and enjoy watching the view to the tune of "It's raining men..."
RDX is powerfull stuff ... you planning to turn a silo into a rocket?!?
herman kane

Buffalo, NY

#18 Mar 14, 2012
make them into high school's for the parents of buffalo students that miss most of the school year.and hire sam radford to teach them he and darious pridgen are the leaders in that area
Anonymous

Depew, NY

#20 Mar 14, 2012
This is the dumbest idea I've ever heard. These obstructionist who wrongfully believe these concerete nightmares of a bygone era still have purpose/function are dead wrong. I drive from Hamburg to B-lo every day. This is what Higgins, Schumer and Cuomo should do..

1) Open up the land of Bethlehem steel and expand tghe roadway..Make sure all the lights are synchonrized..perhaps make it an expressway..with that much land available there should never be a day where traffic gets backed up in the mornings going into the city or at night leaving the city.

2) Create "spec buildings" on the waterfront to allow citizens to operate small businesses on the waterfront.

3) Partner with a developer to put affordable apts on the waterfront for working class schmos like me.

4) An indoor multi-recreational sports facility on the waterfront would be nice. It could have an indoor track for walking, soccer, football, things like indoor baseball or t-ball...an ice rink..

5) A beach..do you know how many people from Buffalo, Hamburg etc go to sunset...all that money could stay in Buffalo if they developed a nice beach/club/restaurant for the summer. But then...there's the smell of cheerios...Could be worse tho.

6) Expand the metro to the waterfront.

7) I wonder if I can get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for creating this plan.....
Erv

Buffalo, NY

#21 Mar 14, 2012
Your ideas are spot on.Develop for the locals and quit trying to please the out-of-towners! Locals don't care about those concrete tombstones.[QUOTE wh="Anonymous"]This is the dumbest idea I've ever heard. These obstructionist who wrongfully believe these concerete nightmares of a bygone era still have purpose/function are dead wrong. I drive from Hamburg to B-lo every day. This is what Higgins, Schumer and Cuomo should do..
1) Open up the land of Bethlehem steel and expand tghe roadway..Make sure all the lights are synchonrized..perhaps make it an expressway..with that much land available there should never be a day where traffic gets backed up in the mornings going into the city or at night leaving the city.
2) Create "spec buildings" on the waterfront to allow citizens to operate small businesses on the waterfront.
3) Partner with a developer to put affordable apts on the waterfront for working class schmos like me.
4) An indoor multi-recreational sports facility on the waterfront would be nice. It could have an indoor track for walking, soccer, football, things like indoor baseball or t-ball...an ice rink..
5) A beach..do you know how many people from Buffalo, Hamburg etc go to sunset...all that money could stay in Buffalo if they developed a nice beach/club/restaurant for the summer. But then...there's the smell of cheerios...Could be worse tho.
6) Expand the metro to the waterfront.
7) I wonder if I can get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for creating this plan.....[/QUOTE]

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