A historic Swan Street building is getting a rear addition- a first step towards reuse. Plans prepared by Lauer-Manguso Architects for a new entrance and elevator tower on the south side of 145 Swan Street will be presented to the Planning Board tomorrow morning. The circa-1896, four-story building is owned by the Buffalo Transportation-Pierce Arrow Museum.
“We are doing the elevator and new entrance, but not the side with the new windows in this phase,” says James T. Sandoro, founder and executive director of the museum. “It also may not be a cycle museum, but will be a museum use.”
The 30,000 sq.ft. building is located at one of the gateways to downtown, at the I-190 Elm Street off-ramp. Next door is one of downtown’s most amazing buildings occupied by Service Canvas. Across the street, Sandoro is finishing the rehabilitation of a two-story building at the corner of Michigan and Swan. He is also overseeing the renovation and expansion of the transportation museum complex one block away at Michigan Avenue and Seneca Street.
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