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Alright crew, WZ1 has informed me he will be in Buffalo a bit early for tomorrows game at the HSBC Arena.

At 3pm we can throw a meet together for the SSC crew, so far only myself (BuffCity) and WZ1 are gonna be there, we are gonna do a little photography and take a tour.

I'll be getting to Buffalo at around 4pm, so I'll meet up at the Pub by the ballpark and we can go from there.

anyone interested contact WZ1 or myself by tonight, or be there tomorrow.


this will only be a couple hour meet, we decided to get some photos and make the day semi-productive, if anyone wants to bring a camera and join the fun...come thru. :)


-Nate (BuffCity)
 

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i'll be in canada in august as usual; how about a mini photo shoot sometime then? if i can find a free day to go back over to the u.s., i'd be interested in that. one thing i want to do is go back up to the city hall observatory; the one day i went last year was the day there was humidity in buffalo. at the least, i'd like to have a local show me around and give me some history of the buildings that i see so many times in your threads and in real life.

or, how about a photo shoot in niagara falls (both u.s. and canada)? it might be easier for me to stay on the canadian side, and they do a good job making the city look nice. we could hit up the casinos as well. :cheers: a quick walk across the border would be nice, with pictures from the rainbow bridge, the amrican parks, and maybe a stop at the seneca niagara casino. :cheers:
 

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I'll be counting cars in Amherst for a traffic study until 6 lol.
 

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Probably Hopkins & Shellridge. We have two little TIS' coming up to pre-emptively allay some assinine concerns about subdivision residents who originally bought a lot next to a stub street and now don't want the place expanded. These people come up with the stupidest reasons.

Two examples of the way of thinking I'm talking about - not quite the same thing, but it's the same idea -
1.) We had a bridge replacement project in NH that I can remember where the old bridge had no shoulders, and it was red-listed. The townspeople didn't want the bridge replaced, because they felt the addition of shoulders was going to increase traffic in the town (we weren't widening the road, just adding shoulders to the bridge to be consistent with the rest of the road).
2.) Once this woman brought up an issue she had at a Hamburg Town Board meeting - she wanted the "Deer Xing" sign in front of her house moved, because the deer kept crossing there and getting hit. As if they can read.

Goofy shit like that. People are amazing, the crap they can come up with.

Counting cars is extremely boring if you don't make a sort of game out of it, but it is cool seeing all the looks you get. Looks like you're playing a big Game Boy.
 

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Counting cars is extremely boring if you don't make a sort of game out of it, but it is cool seeing all the looks you get. Looks like you're playing a big Game Boy.
I know how it goes, I counted for two years. I actually liked it, a little Shredd and Ragan in the morning, then a little Jim Rome in the afternoon, and I was good to go.
 

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well we are not gonna have too much time to get out and venture thru the city, but I'm sure we could do the Delaware, Allen, North, Summer, Elmwood corridor...perhaps gate circle as well. We'll bring something back worth showing.

I was in this area the other day, still have to post the photos...was so nice up there and you can see that the area would be wonderful if invested in. (Main street)

I don't think anyone should miss any aspect of the fine example of Hockey which is going to be played at the HSBC arena tomorrow, if you can make this little meet-up thats fine...but the one in June will be the big one.
 

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Heathnow doesn't look too much different, a little taller really. That Duke Construction webcam kinda tells the story. Of course close-ups are always cool.

285 Delaware is just a hole in the ground thus far. And the ubiquitous protesters, you know, not getting paid $40/hr to stand around leaning on a shovel.

I'm still curious about 100 Seneca. That building is occupied, at least partially. What's the scope of the work on that one? (besides fixing/removing that embarassment of an outdoor thermometer/clock dating back to the "Big E")
 

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I'm still curious about 100 Seneca. That building is occupied, at least partially. What's the scope of the work on that one? (besides fixing/removing that embarassment of an outdoor thermometer/clock dating back to the "Big E")
100 Seneca Street is looking good, and the work is moving along quickly. The long windows, that stretch almost the whole height of the building, have been completely removed on two sides, the side facing the I-190 and the side that faces East. They have started framing/installing the new windows, which will be much darker (maybe even black) and should look good in contrast to the light bricks. The two other sides, Seneca Street and the side facing the ball park, have not yet been started. You can see inside the building where they're removing the old windows, and the place looks gutted. I am pretty sure they are going to totally transform the look of that building. And I'm surprised we haven't heard more about it, or discussed it here, because of its important (highly visible) location.
 

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And I'm surprised we haven't heard more about it, or discussed it here, because of its important (highly visible) location.
I know that electronic sign facing the ballpark has been featured in the "Fix it" column in the paper, owing to the fact that it's highly visible and pound-for-pound among the biggest embarrassments in the city. You know Albany and politics don't help our matters, but consistently shooting ourselves in the foot isn't helping.
 

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100 Seneca Street is looking good, and the work is moving along quickly. The long windows, that stretch almost the whole height of the building, have been completely removed on two sides, the side facing the I-190 and the side that faces East. They have started framing/installing the new windows, which will be much darker (maybe even black) and should look good in contrast to the light bricks. The two other sides, Seneca Street and the side facing the ball park, have not yet been started. You can see inside the building where they're removing the old windows, and the place looks gutted. I am pretty sure they are going to totally transform the look of that building. And I'm surprised we haven't heard more about it, or discussed it here, because of its important (highly visible) location.
Probably because it is an Ellicott Dev. project. They seem to be overly secretive...has anyone seen a rendering of 100 Seneca, Courtyard Mall or their Waterfront Village plans? Their website is horrible too.
 
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