Erie County Medical Center will be getting a new look. The main hospital building along Grider Street will be getting new windows over the next three and a half years. The smoky brown glass windows will be replaced with energy-efficient windows with a blue tint. Brown metal panels between the windows will be replaced with glass panels and the concrete portions of the building will be painted a light tan.
The Buffalo News has the scoop:
ECMC took stock of the 40-year-old building’s needs, and determined that replacing and upgrading the windows, rather than settling for “Band-Aid solutions,” was a better long-term decision, [ECMC president and CEO Thomas] Quatroche said.
ECMC also is in the midst of a $53 million upgrade of its emergency and trauma department, which should be finished next spring. The two projects illustrate the extensive changes the hospital is undergoing in the next few years.
The windows replacement work will continue this year until November, and then pause until the weather improves next year. The work will run on a seasonal schedule in both 2020 and 2021, before wrapping up sometime in 2022.
The ECMC sign on top of the building will also be upgraded with LED lighting. Sterling Glass is undertaking the window replacement project.