12/08/2005

Buffalo Flickr People...
In the past few days there's been a renewed interest in the H-O Grain Elevator here in Buffalo, NY. I'm a big Flickr fan and just noticed that a few fellow urban sleuths were snapping pics, too.
The image “http://static.flickr.com/20/71569522_09644b719a_m.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. The image “http://static.flickr.com/35/71569553_61fbf3cc44_m.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
Make sure to check out other photo's in this series from The Urbanation.

And believeinbflo has some cool urban shots, too.
The image “http://static.flickr.com/20/70977607_ccbc495122_m.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
Playing around with Flickr always turns up surprising pics. Check out the latest in the category tagged 'buffalo'.

I almost forgot these images. A few weeks ago, while doing research about Coe Place at the UB's School of Architecture and Planning, I spotted this model in the hallway.
DSCN2144 DSCN2143
__________________________________________________________________________
Artspace ArchiveAnnals of NeglectBAVPAWhere is Perrysburg?Broken Promises...
Writing the CityWoodlawn Row HousesTour dé Neglect - 2006faqmy flickr

4 comments:

WestCoast said...

The needless destruction of this building is beyond comprehension. Tearing it down for the sake of showing 'progress' on a casino of all things. There isn't even a solid plan for the property! Its unbelievable this was allowed to happen and the politicos stand around to congratulate themselves!

Anonymous said...

How many old, decrepit buildings can we hold on to in the name of "History"? The city looks terrible, full of old, run-down buildings. True, MANY are worthy of saving, but MANY others can be torn down. The new Blue Cross Building will look silly with the Jail-like wall in front of it. Let's build something new for once, something that actually looks new, not something that looks like an old building. Oh wait, we can't do that, that would look too "Suburban". I love Buffalo, and would just love to see it prosper again, but it won't with the same old tired thinking. Let's move ahead for once.

Daniel said...

Umm, everything built downtown in the last 40+ years "looks new": Main Place, the library, the court buildings, parking ramps, M&T, etc etc. None of them bear any resemblance to the old buildings they replaced.

Anyway, I agree that the H-O plant should be demolished, immediately. It's been abandoned for 30 years, and the City now benefits by avoiding demolition costs.

One or two of the bigger elevators might make good historic landmarks, but the rest should go. It would be nice if we could get a Federal grant to tear them down, as the expense will be enormous.


Anon Y.Mous wrote: "Let's build something new for once, something that actually looks new, not something that looks like an old building. "

Anonymous said...

I agree, tear those grain elevators down, the same people that complain that nothing gets done in Buffalo are the ones who want to save every god forsaken abandon building in the city.
Move on.