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Old Posted Oct 28, 2006, 6:45 PM
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Does anyone know about the funding for the Courthouse?
     
     
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Funding for the courthouse should be in place for a 2008 construction start. It has been approved in the Senate, but is still awaiting approval in the House as far as I know. The 100,000 sq ft of space already spoken for in the BSC tower may be Cannon Design who would move their offices from Grand Island. They have expressed interest in it (and they are also the architects).
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2006, 12:39 AM
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Here's what the site of the proposed Buffalo City Tower looks like today. The Statler Tower building in the right background is being turned into condos by the same developer

The short granite building to the right of the billboards is undergoing a conversion as we speak in the New Era Cap HQs. The tall white building is turning into mixed use office/condos and will be reskinned with a glass facade



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new era is in buffalo!?
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2006, 2:29 AM
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Funding for the courthouse should be in place for a 2008 construction start.
So the two project could go up at the same time, that could be a very exciting time. Looking foward to the next several years!!
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2006, 2:36 AM
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Here's what the site of the proposed Buffalo City Tower looks like today.
They really need to do something about those billboards, it really cheapens the whole area. Of course it doesn't look 1/100th as bad as the rides along NY5 or I-190.

Otherwise, I'd say those two blocks may very well change completely in just a few years' space. Not bad, not bad at all.
     
     
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Yes, The HQ has always been here. they moved some jobs to Alabama about 10 years ago, but the bulk of the operation is in West Seneca, soon to relocate to the afor mentioned site.
     
     
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West Seneca? I thought they were predominantly in Derby?
     
     
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West Seneca? I thought they were predominantly in Derby?
Burbs anyway. What can I say, Im an old timer.
     
     
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Actually, I think the clouds add some good character to the picture. Maybe because it's nice to see a rendering without a bright blue sky for once!

Though did you notice the traffic light just above the green "I-190 Thruway/Next Right" sign, how the Federal Courthouse is in front of the leftmost signal head? hmmmm Nice to see that gas prices will be fairly stable over the next 4 years as well. I thought when you did renderings you had to be careful of these things...

I did this all in photoshop, it's not part of the company's 3D renderings. I caught the first light post in the foreground but missed the one you pointed out. I'll have to fix it sometime...

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Ahh, I didn't know it wasn't official. Though I suppose the Dulski renovation being on there should have tipped me off. The Courthouse, they've shown that on everything else so naturally I expected it.

That being said, you seem to have rendered the new building better (in terms of rotation) than Cannon has done in theirs'. How did you manage that?

Good job though.
     
     
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If this building ends up at 615 feet tall, it would be 86 feet taller than the HSBC Tower. For some reason news feeds have said 33 feet.
     
     
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Nice Building, the massing kind of reminds me of 2 projects in Calgary right now.
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Do you think that they will give updates when they get to a certain % of the building called for?

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I did this all in photoshop, it's not part of the company's 3D renderings. I caught the first light post in the foreground but missed the one you pointed out. I'll have to fix it sometime...

good eyes!
Im dieing to see what it may look like at night. Anyone have ideals how the building might be illuminated at night? Some of the fine experts we are blessed to have on this thread?!
     
     
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Im dieing to see what it may look like at night. Anyone have ideals how the building might be illuminated at night? Some of the fine experts we are blessed to have on this thread?!
Perhaps i could snap some night shots and see what i can do.
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It's kinda similar to the Penny Lane project in Calgary





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Also Renaissance Plaza in White Plains.





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Similar indeed., but isn't The Renaissance Plaza a good deal shorter that The Buffalo Proposal?
     
     
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Similar indeed., but isn't The Renaissance Plaza a good deal shorter that The Buffalo Proposal?
Its a little more than 100 feet shorter. As it should be. Its sad that a city with only 50,000 people is benefitting from development on a massive scale while the second largest city in the state of New York has just about been forgotten. On a positive note, once the first large-scale development in many years and at a previously unseen scale was completed in White Plains (City Center) development skyrocketed with numerous amounts of skyscrapers planned and underconstruction, even Trump got in the act.
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