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Old 05-30-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Wink I am new. I love Buffalo, NY.

I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY (Amherst) and proud of it. It's a gem city. I love my sports teams. I love the elmwood, allen, and chip strip. The only thing I can't stand about Buffalo is the lack of height. I love the old architecture in Buffalo but ya know... I want to look up once in awhile when driving past our awesome city and say WOW. For example - Pittsburgh. Similar to Buffalo but with a sexy skyline.

Will Buffalo ever be higher than the HSBC tower?
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Not to worry... 2020:









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Old 05-30-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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What's going to go into the skyscrapers?

We are losing population at the present, and there plenty of empty buildings.

Although, it is a catch 22, no one comes to Buffalo because it looks old and decrepit, and it looks old and run down because no one moves here.

I'm sure with 4-8 of good leadership in the city that it could turn around, but that doesn't seem too likely.

But I do like the look of Buffalo with your sketches. It would truly look like a top notch large city with those buildings.

But here's one serious question. Should we even call Buffalo a large city, or call it a medium sized city? I think that from the perspective of a medium city that Buffalo is a simply top notch city, but if you call Buffalo a large city, it is poor.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY (Amherst) and proud of it. It's a gem city. I love my sports teams. I love the elmwood, allen, and chip strip. The only thing I can't stand about Buffalo is the lack of height. I love the old architecture in Buffalo but ya know... I want to look up once in awhile when driving past our awesome city and say WOW. For example - Pittsburgh. Similar to Buffalo but with a sexy skyline.

Will Buffalo ever be higher than the HSBC tower?
When I moved here there was no HSBC tower!
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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Ha I WISH THAT WILL BE THE SKYLINE IN 2020!
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Ha I WISH THAT WILL BE THE SKYLINE IN 2020!
I'll do my best! As a Buffalo urban developer, I'm already raising funds. What will prevail in Buffalo now are some new builds (not just redone historic buildings), that improve the aesthetic appearance to outside companies and people that see WNY as a city looking to the future. I'm hoping to build 3 new structures in the next 30 years, all incorporating mixed-use space, so you can't go wrong. Some downtown Condos, hotel, office, and retail space all combined in a live/work/play setting is what will prevail, you really can't go wrong especially in a city as desperate as Buffalo.

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Old 06-01-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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Personally i prefer Buffalo with the old architecture than the typical towers like all the other cities. It brings out our history.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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Personally i prefer Buffalo with the old architecture than the typical towers like all the other cities. It brings out our history.
That's fine! Everyone has an opinion and a voice, and I agree that the last thing we need here in Buffalo is more of what other cities have. We have our own identity, own exclusive architecture, and our own city downtown and skyline that create who we are. But, for companies and people in general, what is probably best is for the city in have a few modern skyscrapers, acting as unique structure tributing to the City Of Light, and the Queen City, jumbled in a jewel-like theme... We need unique buildings making our downtown a haven for buildings from every era of architecture, all complementing each other in a unique, Buffalo-styled way...
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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This reminds me of when my friend was glowing about how her very ugly friend had an outstanding personality.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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I still think we should have at least 2-3 new skyscrapers in Buffalo to give the skyline a touch
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