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Old 11-27-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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This has been quietly in the works for awhile - another gem in Buffalo getting even better:

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Botanical Gardens plans first large-scale expansion in over a century

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is not the only cultural institution holding a fall groundbreaking.

In the case of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, though, it's coming a year later.

The first large-scale expansion of the Botanical Gardens in more than a century is proceeding – following numerous meetings over the past several months, including with the McKinley Parkway Homeowners Association, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and at Buffalo and Lackawanna community forums.

Officials have met with local, state and federal lawmakers who can help deliver funds needed to turn the planned 40,000-square-foot, $18 million project into reality.

Architect Toshiko Mori – who designed the Greatbatch Pavilion at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex – is working on the design-planning phase for the Botanical Gardens' expansion that will feature a large glass building on the southwestern side of the conservatory.
https://buffalonews.com/2019/11/27/b...roundbreaking/

Also the work for the Lasalle Park conversion to the new Ralph Wilson Centennial Park is moving forward:
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Two NYC designs firms land Wilson Park contracts

By James Fink – Reporter, Buffalo Business First

The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has hired a pair of New York City firms to design a bridge to connect Buffalo’s Lower West Side and the revamped Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park. They will also serve as project management consultants for the proposed $68 million revamping of the 91-acre waterfront parkland.

Schlaich Bergermann Partners was selected from 10 possible bridge designers for the pedestrian connection that will span the I-190. Schlaich Bergermann will be paid $247,000. Work on the bridge could begin by late 2021.

The first phase of the Wilson Park project is expected to begin next summer with a $5 million seawall renovation.

The BUDC directors also selected Gardiner & Theobald from Brooklyn to serve as the Wilson Park project management consultant.
Both the bridge and lagoon projects will increase the investment in the Wilson Centennial Park by 36 percent to $68 million, with the work slated to start by 2021.
https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/...contracts.html
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:52 AM
 
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More of the same, how many parks & trails can you have and for 6+ months of the year they are the frozen tundra like Barrow Alaska. Money should be spent fixing & repairing Buffalo's decaying roads & bridges
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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No kidding.
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