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Restoration News: Central Terminal

The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) has announced that it has secured enough money to restore two of its four historic marquees, thanks to a generous $306,000 grant from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The restoration project is slated to begin this spring and goes hand-in-hand with other Central Terminal restoration developments.
Along with the two marquees, BRO recently reported on the CTRC’s Adopt-A-Tile program (see here). In addition to the 198 tiles sold through the initiative so far, the contractor working on installing the tiles, Zee’s Property Services, has donated an additional $10,000 in-kind services to the project. 
Once the roof tiling is complete, Solar Liberty will be donating and installing a 50,000 watt Solar PV system – a system that will allow the terminal to recoup approximately $36,000 in energy savings over the following 15 years. Plus the terminal will have access to additional power that it needs in order to operate at a higher capacity. 
 
Top Photo: One of the four existing concrete and cast iron illuminated entrance canopies illustrating badly deteriorated current conditions of coffered concrete with a decorative cast iron fascia. Note the New York Central Railroad logo of “winged wheels” near the corners of the canopy. Photo courtesy HHL Architects

Bottom Photo: Same canopy at original completion in 1928. The restoration work began in 2012 and a Spring 2013 completion, matching the original in all respects is planned. Photo courtesy of the Buffalo History Museum Restoration Consultants: HHL Architects Siracuse Engineers, Structural Consultants Stohl Environmental Consultants Nussbaumer & Clarke, Electrical & Plumbing Engineers Baer & Associates, Cost Consulting

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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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