Media Contact: Marty Biniasz, Chairman of Public Relations & Marketing Committee
Central Terminal Restoration Corporation
(716) 435-3678, mobile
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2011
WHAT: The master plan for the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of Buffalo Central Terminal to be released to the general public and primary stakeholders.
WHO: The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation.
WHEN: Thursday, March 10th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Buffalo Central Terminal 495 Paderewski Drive @ Memorial Drive Buffalo, NY 14212
CENTRAL TERMINAL RESTORATION CORPORATION TO RELEASE MASTER PLAN
Outline for Preservation, Restoration and Reuse of Art Deco Landmark
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The master plan for the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of Buffalo’s Central Terminal will be released to the general public and primary stakeholders at 2pm, Thursday, March 10th, inside Buffalo Central Terminal. At that time, a downloadable copy of the document will be available on the Terminal’s website www.BuffaloCentralTerminal.org.
The comprehensive plan was prepared by the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation’s Architectural Advisory Committee. It will outline various infrastructural needs and development opportunities with the goal of returning Buffalo Central Terminal to its full architectural integrity and regional significance.
“The Buffalo Central Terminal stands in defiance of time to form a tangible link to our past and a gateway to our future,” explains Paul Lang, Chairman of the CTRC’s Architectural Advisory Committee.
The cost to complete all phases of this multi part plan is estimated at $75 million. A mix of private, public and foundation monies are being sought to complete the project. The amount of initial funding requested will be dependent upon which elements of the plan will be embarked upon within the next 14-months.
The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. The Terminal complex includes an 18-acre site that hosts an art deco office tower, passenger concourse and four-story baggage building. The mission of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation is to ensure that the original grandeur of the Terminal is available to current and future generations.