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Outbound: FLW Inspired Library and Community Center Opens in West Seneca

At first glance, you might think that you’re looking at a Frank Lloyd Wright building. But the new West Seneca Library and Community Center is not the work of FLW, rather it is inspired by the world renowned American architect.

Construction on the project started back in September of 2016, and met some controversy along the way due to the exorbitant price tag, but it seems as if much of the hoopla has died down now that the building is open, and people are seeing the finished work first hand.

While FLW purists will have some issues with the project, most people will probably look at the new build as a tribute to the legendary architect. Visitors to the building would undoubtedly admit that it’s a lot more attractive than a lot of other new rural builds that have been constructed in recent decades. 

The $13.5 million dollar center, built by Resetarits Construction Corp., features library space for children and adults, a café that will be operated by Spot Coffee, an indoor/outdoor fireplace, and a ‘rec room’, among other amenities. The following 3D walk through was produced by CPL: Architecture – Engineering – Planning.

The next time that you’re heading over to Schwabl’s for an expertly carved roast beef sandwich, chances are you will pass by this newly opened library at 1300 Union Road. One thing is for sure – you can’t miss it, and it’s sure to spur debates between critics and fans for many years to come.

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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