I spoke with Paul McDonnell this morning. He's an architect for Buffalo's Board of Education and the liasion between the Board, Ciminelli and the Joint School Reconstruction Project. He told me that the ground breaking for this 40m project took place a month ago. The school is scheduled to re-open in September 2010. I learned from Paul that what I had mistakenly reported as the ground breaking in late June - here - was actually activity related to the excavation of the last human remains from the long abandoned Potter's Field Cemetery.So here's my first re-construction photo which shows the former front lawn, along Best Street, and the location of the two new additions.
Two new additions are planned, a gymnasium and an all-high pool. As you can see from the rendering, from Buffalo's Hamilton Houston and Lownie, the new Fosdick Masten Field will replace a cluster of poorly constructed multi-family structures operated by BMHA are known as Woodson Gardens.
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