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Proposed Buffalo Skyline Gondola Route – and a Final Push

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).


“This is much more of a doable project because so many of the components are standardized and readily available, making the construction time very short indeed,” says Triggs. “Of course as customization increases, so does the cost. Fortunately we can achieve a great result with relatively little work.”
This is a project that all of Buffalo can get behind. It’s fun. It’s progressive. It’s practical. And it’s something that can “get done” in a relatively short time frame, without an insurmountable price tag attached to the project.

Introducing the Buffalo Skyline

Monday, May 18, 2015
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
1:30 pm


Citizens for Regional Transit
21st Century Park
Creative Urban Projects



Written by queenseyes


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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