Here's an interesting piece
just posted by USA Today. It's a tale of Buffalo's architecture in a concise package that we are familiar with, yet outsiders are not aware of. Most of the article reads as a tale of two cities - one with an architectural stock in the midst of a major restoration effort, and the other as a city with an architectural portfolio in desperate need of help. If it were not for the Richardson Center and the Central Terminal, I would have to say that the read would have been exceptionally glowing. Regardless, even the negative aspects come across as fixable. Now that's different. From the article:
"Buffalo also has a deep architectural bench, including the 32-story, art deco-style City Hall; the only surviving Tiffany theater interior (at Shea's Performing Arts Center); St. Paul's Church, which Richard Upjohn , architect of Trinity Church on Wall Street, once said was the best of his ecclesiastical designs; a concert hall by Eliel Saarinen and son Eero (designer of the St. Louis Gateway Arch)."
"A well-preserved group of Victorian neighborhoods is connected by the largest system of parks and parkways designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, planner of New York's Central Park."
Outsiders are taking notice.