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Repurposing Old Rail Stations in the Rust Belt

Want to know what it’s going to take to get the Central Terminal back on track? And the importance in positioning the terminal in a way that will benefit this city for generations to come? Check out an article in Belt Mag by Buffalo-bred freelance science writer Alexa Kurzius. The article discusses adaptive reuse scenarios in Buffalo, Detroit, and Cincinnati. It’s a fascinating, in-depth look at the history of these magnificent structures, and the battles that they wage everyday to remain current and intact.

Please share the article with anyone who is interested in public transportation, deco architecture, and grassroots activism. Click here to read the article.

Lead image: Volunteer preservationists work to restore Buffalo’s vacant Central Train Terminal [Image credit: Alexa C. Kurzius]


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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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