The editorial mavens in The Buffalo News Opinion section want more cow bell Canal Side:
- Old treasures, new uses - Buffalo News Editorial
Two things are true about the historic DL&W train shed at the foot of Main Street. One, this unique and cavernous riverfront structure needs to play a prominent role in planning for the Canal Side projects. It is too well-located, too useful and too distinctive a building to ignore. Two, while it is premature to eliminate other options, the idea of devoting the shed to museum space is both intriguing and attractive.
[Terminal trains keen eye on future - Buffalo News, 8/10/10]
The possibility should be carefully investigated, both for existing museums and also for the proposed Great Lakes museum that was once to be part of a Bass Pro development. The goal should be to ensure that the site will incorporate a visitor attraction worthy of the building, and not just provide random cultural institutions with a home.
- What you can do to get in the debate . . .
Visit the Canal Side Web site, www.eriecanalharbor.com , to view documents, drawings and maps. Search The Buffalo News online at www.buffalonews.com for Canal Side stories, commentary and coverage, or to view a computer-generated “Buffalo’s Waterfront Reimagined” video by UB’s Center for Computational Research. Buffalo Harbor Bridge studies are online at www.buffaloharborbridge.com .
Voice your opinion:
Comment via the newest channel, Mayor Byron W. Brown’s Citizen Waterfront Forum. Click on the forum’s Canal Side button on the city’s Web site, city-buffalo.com or wwww.ci.buffalo.ny.us/Home , or call the city’s 311 information center. Comments will be included in the mayor’s report to Canal Side leaders in mid-September.
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About that cow bell:
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