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Hotel Graystone Construction Wraps Up and Readies for New Tenants

Work is wrapping up at the Hotel Graystone as crews are putting the finishing touches on the 42 market-rate apartments and commercial space. Many of the apartments are completely done and the remaining apartments are wrapping up the final touches. The commercial space is still available.

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Built between 1894 and 1897, the Hotel Graystone has been one of the most anticipated rehabilitation projects downtown. Ellicott Development purchased the long vacant building in 2002. One of the biggest challenges with the project was working within the existing footprint of the building since many of the walls could not be altered due to the reinforced concrete construction. There was more freedom in the building’s eastern section, which was constructed as an addition of masonry and steel.

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Over 320 windows were restored as part of the rehabilitation and one of the most dramatic changes was a repainting of the exterior, which is a stark contrast to the damaged and faded façade just a few months ago.

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You can see additional photos of the Hotel Graystone from the beginning, by clicking here.

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Before the new paint job
Before the new paint job

 

 

Written by Mike Puma

Mike Puma

Writing for Buffalo Rising since 2009 covering development news, historic preservation, and Buffalo history. Works professionally in historic preservation.

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