Media Contact: Central Terminal Restoration Corporation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2011
Public Welcomed To Buffalo Central Terminal For Free Open House
Tours of Iconic Terminal Tower to be Conducted for the First Time
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) will host a free opportunity for the public to learn about Buffalo’s next great preservation success story. An open house at the landmark art-deco building is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd between Noon & 4pm located at 495 Paderewski Drive @ Memorial Drive.
“We welcome all Western New Yorkers and out-of-town guests who are participating in the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference,” said Central Terminal Restoration Corporation President Mark Lewandowski. “It’s our goal to continue to educate and excite the public about the progress being made at the Buffalo Central Terminal.”
The free open house will feature self-guided tours, meet and greet with executive leaders of the CTRC about the Terminal’s master plan and information about volunteer opportunities. The Terminal Store will be open for shopping and a selection of Buffalo’s gourmet food trucks will be on site offering unique delicacies.
In addition to the free open house, the CTRC will offer tours of the Terminal’s iconic tower. This will be the first time that the public will have the opportunity to climb to the Terminal’s 13th floor for a spectacular view of the Buffalo skyline. The “Tower Tour” cost is a $20 donation ($15 for Friends of CTRC members). Trained docents will take groups of ten to the 13th floor every 30 minutes beginning at Noon for this unprecedented photo opportunity. The last tour will leave at 3:30pm. Proper footwear and the ability to climb fifteen flights of stairs required (tower tour is limited to ages 16 and over).
The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) 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. In 2011 the CTRC released its master plan that outlined various infrastructure needs and development opportunities. 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.