I admit it. I’m completely hooked on the Buffalo gondola idea. There’s something about the image of gondolas transporting visitors from the Inner Harbor to the Outer Harbor that I just can’t get out of my mind. And I’m not alone. I can’t tell you the number of young Buffalonians who have come up to me to inquire whether the gondola concept is possible. The unique transportation system has lit a spark in the eyes of people who never dreamed that something like this would be possible.
There is something about the “Skyline” that has captured the imaginations of Buffalo’s youth (at least those who are aware of the idea). It’s almost as if something like this is too good to be true. That’s why I continue to beat the drum on Buffalo Rising. As I’ve said before, this project has the ability to change the face of this city. I am hoping that the upcoming presentation will bring out some of the supporters who are behind the idea (even on a Monday). In the meantime, I’ve been busy contacting politicians who I think might support such a project… if you are a fan of the idea, please pass along the presentation information at the bottom of this post, to anyone who you think might get behind this initiative.
The politicians that I have spoken to have expressed an interest in the upcoming Skyline presentation. That’s encouraging, but there is no telling if they will show up until the big day.
Leading up to the presentation, Seth C Triggs, Vice President Citizens for Regional Transit, has been preparing documents, maps and loose graphics for the public event, which is scheduled to take place this coming Monday (see below).
Introducing the Buffalo Skyline
Monday, May 18, 2015
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
— FREE EVENT —
Citizens for Regional Transit
21st Century Park
Creative Urban Projects