Two major developers in this region saw two separate futures for the Statler Towers, now in the hands of a court-appointed receiver as financial troubles proliferate. One saw a possibly prosperous future -- if government was willing to pony up $50 million or so in rehabilitation aid. Another was more blunt: Tear it down and start over.
Today's editorial looks at the issue, and says that the flagship hotel built in 1923 and steeped in history cannot be allowed to become yet another high-profile symbol of urban decay in the heart of the city. In short, Buffalo cannot afford another AM&A's.