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Erie Canal Harbor Project

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Erie Canal Harbor Project Slideshow

In The News article Change on the horizon, among the many listed projects on the horizon is the Erie Canal Harbor project to be completed in late 2007.
WestCoastPerspective points out that there are a few inaccuracies in the Newsi inner-harbor description. For one, it isn’t a multi-modal replacement for the Donovan Bldg- now its just a ramp. Secondly, the Great Lakes Museum is now going to be in the Aud according to published reports.


Renderings can be found here. Be aware, itis a huge download (62 MB).
Again, according to WCP:

It says “draft” but I haven’t heard of a “final.” They do not have money for the buildings in the renderings- they’re hoping private developers will put these up. But the layout of the streets, plazas and slips is finalized.

Take a look at a slideshow of the project.
UPDATE:
The answer to BuffaloPunditis question about the skyway is my only problem with the plan. Iim not a planner or an architect or a developer, but it seems that the plan embraces the skyway and integrates it so well into the plan that the thing will never be able to be torn downoespecially once private development begins. Buildings, sidewalks and bike paths are right under the skyway. That doesnit seem safe or pleasant.
Hereis a rendering:

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