How your voice can be heard in the redevelopment of Niagara Falls.
Category: Urban Renewal
The New Urban Renewal
Niagara Falls is entering a new age of renewal. Here's what we know so far.
Flock, you know I've been following the Hotel Niagara restoration project for some time now. Remember back when the expected completion date was 2019? Well, that restoration is official as of today. The official "groundbreaking" ceremony took place today (which was the event of the century if you ever wanted to see Paul Dyster with … Continue reading Restoring Niagara
Why the collapse of Wonder Falls might be a good thing
Wonder Falls is officially dead, but there's still hope for the vacant Rainbow Centre.
Who should be mayor of Niagara Falls?
Who should be mayor of Niagara Falls? I'm finally sharing my opinion.
Why It Was Never Really About the Johnnie Ryan Building
Yesterday, we took a look at the Johnnie Ryan Building demolition fight that's been going on for the last 3 months. Of course, those that have a thorough understanding of Niagara Falls may realize that the fight was less about this: and more about this: So, let's break down some Niagara Falls political history with … Continue reading Why It Was Never Really About the Johnnie Ryan Building
A Breakdown of the Johnnie Ryan Building Debacle
Look at the above building. This tan brick, glass blocked, asbestos wonder of an office structure has been the center of a months-long fight over historic preservation and the right to demolish. This series of events began in February, when local residents noticed construction crews gutting the vacant structure. The construction workers openly admitted that … Continue reading A Breakdown of the Johnnie Ryan Building Debacle
Rainbow Centre: The Opening Day Brochure
Flock, you know how much I love the old Rainbow Centre, right? I've spent countless hours scouring its remnants: from elevators to holes in the wall, I've seen it all. This is as abandoned as abandoned gets. Well, Christmas came along, and Santa delivered me something amazing, and I think it's finally time I show … Continue reading Rainbow Centre: The Opening Day Brochure
18,000 Bowlers in Niagara Falls?!
I'm throwing a curveball at you this week. I was actually going to save this until later (trying to stretch my findings) but I felt it was time to let it loose. I was digging through an antique store, as always, and came across this awesome piece of history. Back in the day, the Niagara … Continue reading 18,000 Bowlers in Niagara Falls?!
The Niagara Falls Wintergarden brochure
Take a look back at a lost piece of architectural history in Niagara Falls, NY.