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Old Posted Apr 9, 2014, 11:43 PM
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Buffalo: Year of the Cranes

I recently went on a brief trip to my former hometown, Buffalo.
thought I would share these photos.


[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/mUWtgB][/url][/IMG]
cranes rise above harbor center as seen from the skyway

[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/mVjADj][/url][/IMG]
steel winds rise in front of the buffalo skyline

[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/mUW6uk][/url][/IMG]
buffalo skyline as seen from erie basin marina

[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/mUTA7Y][/url][/IMG]
cranes of harbor center rise behind rivermist condos

[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/mURo8x][/url][/IMG]
the overall buffalo skyline at sunset

[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/mUNwQt][/url][/IMG]
cranes at harbor center

[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/mUNDsV][/url][/IMG]
one canalside, offices for Philips lyttle and soon a courtyard by Marriott

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cranes rise on the north edge of downtown at the medical campus

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educational opportunity center

[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/mUQ3Z3][/url][/IMG]
Catholic health headquarters

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Old Posted Apr 19, 2014, 9:22 AM
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We need more Buffalo!!
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2014, 3:54 PM
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I'll be there in two weeks. Buffalo/Niagara Falls has become my adopted second hometown.
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Should be 6-7 tower cranes total up this summer. Been a while since we even saw 1 tower crane, let alone half a dozen.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2014, 10:19 PM
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My Brother pointed out how the new development downtown has bled into the neighborhoods. A lot of the buildings on Broadway, Clinton, and Genesee are being rehabbed. New houses and renovations in the first ward. In the past 4 months most if not all of the available properties in the first ward have been purchased (neighborhood rumor). Kind of cool what is happening though.
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Good to see Buffalo!
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Great to see so many cranes!
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Very nice , how long ago were these taken?
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2014, 3:14 PM
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Very nice , how long ago were these taken?
Recently I'd guess. The ice cover on Lake Erie has been brutal this year. Many years it never freezes, this year there was record ice.
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2014, 4:42 PM
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Nice hope this development keeps rolling.
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Excellent!! Perhaps next time when you go back and take some photo's you could take one of any Buffalo Mighty Taco location and share that with us as well.
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Very nice , how long ago were these taken?
I work on in downtown near the waterfront and walk around there daily, the ice just melted in the past two days in the inner harbor. Its 70 degrees for the next few days, so it won't last long.

Great photos, I can tell a big difference in the past 5 years I've been here. The city has truly woken up from an economic sleep.
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Nice! Can't wait to see the final results.
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This is so awesome. Go Buffalo!
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Nice! Can't wait to see the final results.
Renderings for what a few of those cranes are building:

Harborcenter


250 Delaware ave


Conventus


Children's Hospital


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Great to hear for Buffalo! Does HSBC still have a large headquarters there?
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Great to hear for Buffalo! Does HSBC still have a large headquarters there?
HSBC has downsized significantly. HSBC got caught in a terrorism laundering scheme some time ago, and it encouraged the company to sell its retail banking in the US. They've divested and sold their retail banking operations; however, they still maintain a commercial and investment bank presence HQ'ed in NYC. There are significant offices still in Buffalo; however, they've abandoned the highrise they once occupied and now reside exclusively in a smaller building one block south of the former tower.

HSBC USA is no longer HQ'ed in Buffalo, but it has significant back-offices and operations for what is left of the bank here. Since they are no longer in retail, they mostly serve high end commercial and investor clients. They still operate a huge credit card business in the states.
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THE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN ON aPRIL 5TH...IT WAS BRUTALLY COLD AND WINDY.
IN TERMS OF HSBC, They still employ 3000 people in Buffalo, split between HSBC Atrium bldg. downtown, and a bldg. out in Depew.
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It's very good to see all this new development and redevelopment happening in Buffalo. Long overdue, but I believe it's here to stay. Buffalo has so much to offer developers to re-invigorate the downtown. I believe that within a few years, Buffalo will be on those Hot Markets Lists published by publications and on the internet. Lets hope that it is, too. Keep it up, Buffalo!!
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thanks for the update!
any other Buffalo photothreads would be greatly appreciated

so glad that Buffalo has been doing so well since I left.


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