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#1 Doohickie

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:26 PM

The name is not the only thing about Terminis latest venture that makes it stand out; Termini plans to build the restaurant using eight to 10 metal shipping containers that can easily be attached to each other.

 
Okay, risque name aside, what do you think about building a restaurant out of shipping containers like this proposed hotdog restaurant in Buffalo?
 
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I could picture something like this in W7th or perhaps somewhere along Main Street in the Near Southside.  I think a "green" building made of recycled shipping containers would play well on the Southside.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

A slightly different report with more pics from BuffaloRising.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:38 AM

I would love to see a non-masonry facade in this city.


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:32 AM

I want to gush a bit more about my home city of Buffalo but decided not to start a new thread.  I came across this article:  25 new Buffalo experiences for expats & visitors.  One thing that jumped out was the restoration of Shea's North Park Theater since we've talked about Ft Worth theater renovation in the past.
 
16) North Park is back: Uncertainty loomed when North Park closed in June 2013, but property owner Thomas J. Eoannou and Left Bank owner Michael G. Christiano combined efforts to renovate and reopen the longstanding theater in March.

 

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 11:40 PM

I think the shipping container facade would fit better in Deep Ellum, cool idea but more of something you'd expect to see in outlying areas.

 

Just my personal opinion but I'd also think something like that would be a really hard sell anywhere in Sundance, but that theater would fit rather nicely. ;)


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 04:37 PM

The Wendy's on West 7th needs to be razed so something like this can go in.



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:53 PM

This is kind of exciting to me - my whole life has been spent watching my hometown in decline.  For the first time in decades, Buffalo is getting better.


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 11:27 PM

Even the Sabres aren't looking all that bad!

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:55 AM

I'd love to see some shipping container buildings in the Southside.



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:33 PM

I'd love to see some shipping container buildings in the Southside.

 

I think that'd be do-able in the post-industrial section of the Near Southside (say between Vickery and Rosedale).


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 02:12 PM

That is precisely where I am thinking.  There are so many vacant lots in that stretch that the whole area's sort of a blank canvas.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 11:48 PM

More Buffalo stuff:

 

Background - this past year, the original owner (owner since 1960) of the Buffalo Bills died.  Ralph Wilson was a Detroit resident but was very loyal to Buffalo when it came to the Bills.  With the sale of the team to Terry Pegula, fracking mogul and also owner of the Buffalo Sabres, plans are underway to build a new, state of the art stadium for the BIlls.  With that, here is a report on 

 

BUFFALO NFL STADIUM SITE OPTIONS ANALYSIS.

 

There are basically 4 sites that were shortlisted:  One is in suburban Orchard Park where they would basically do what the Texas Rangers did:  build the new stadium next to the old one.  The other three options are in or near downtown Buffalo - near the Buffalo Sabres area (First Niagara Center), the minor league Buffalo Bisons Coca Cola Field, or a bit south of downtown in a brownfield location along the Buffalo River.  My money is on one of the downtown sites; that area is white hot when it comes to development and a new stadium would be another symbol of Buffalo's rebirth.

 

I posted this to FortWorthArchitecture because there has been a fair amount of discussion about arenas and stadiums in the DFW area; I thought seeing what another city is doing might be of interest.


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 12:31 PM

Warehouse project in south Buffalo.  Looks to be on the scale of Montgomery Plaza

Developers convert another Larkinville warehouse into a mixed-use facility
 
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 02:53 PM

Here's a shipping container building rising in FW at 6 1/2 street and university
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

Cool.

I just tripped across this article showing the changes in Google Streetview for several areas in Buffalo. It really has come up in the last few years. Buffalo Transforms Through Google Steet View.  I kind of expect something similar in a few years on Fort Worth's Near Southside/South Main Village area.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 08:38 PM

More cool Buffalo stuff:
 

Vibrant mural captures the essence of Cobblestone District

 

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 07:34 PM

Turning lemons into lemonade:  Unsightly grain elevators in the redeveloping waterfront area?  Use them as canvases for night time light shows.

 

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

Wow.  Shea's Buffalo Theater better than ever at 90 years.

 

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:35 PM

That's beautiful.  I just wish we had one like it.



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 10:44 PM

This link takes you to an 11 minute Yahoo video hosted by Katie Couric about the revitalization of Buffalo.  So many cool things going on in my old hometown.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 01:59 PM

Niagra Falls plans to remove highway along the River

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:02 PM

Niagra Falls plans to remove highway along the River
 
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I saw that. Looks like they'll have some great bike trails to get to the Falls.
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:54 PM

An architectural gem in Buffalo; once the largest office building in the world.

 

Ellicott Square

 

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 06:49 PM

A driving tour of Buffalo's crumbling industrial glory (Youtube)
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Posted 15 September 2016 - 07:58 AM

[link fixed] Doohickie, Bud Kennedy retweeted this the other day and I thought of you: https://twitter.com/...406582364463104



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Posted 15 September 2016 - 08:10 AM

That's me, rear row, just right of center, tall guy with the glasses (under the corner of the blue or purple sign).


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Posted 15 September 2016 - 07:50 PM

Doohickie, I was finding you before I realized where the photograph was taken!



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:15 PM

The Buffalo Central Terminal is in a similar state as the T&P Warehouse in Fort Worth.  But it is owned by the non-profit preservation group Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, and this year they named a developer to turn it into the center of a mixed use development which will be surrounded by housing, the proceeds from which will fund terminal restoration.

 

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The article I linked was published in July, but more recently there's been talk of bringing Amtrak service back to the terminal.

 

I wonder if a similar approach would help revitalize the Fort Worth Public Market building- restore what's there, build complementary housing to pay for the renovations?


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:45 PM

That's a gorgeous facility.  I can't wait to see how they rehab and reuse the train concourse.



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 02:02 PM

How much do you think the condos in the tower will go for?


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 06:28 AM

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:14 PM

If you like church architecture, you will enjoy this slideshow in the Buffalo News showing the Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, NY, just south of Buffalo.

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:37 PM

Art deco pictures in Buffalo. Accompanying article.

It begins and ends with City Hall.

 

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 10:22 AM

Art deco pictures in Buffalo. Accompanying article.
It begins and ends with City Hall.
 
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Love this building... although I do not like the window AC units hanging out from some of the windows. They really take away from the beauty of the architecture when looking at the building up close.

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 10:50 AM

Wonderful photos of Buffalo City Hall! 

 

[Not meaning any disrespect, but whenever somone posts something else on this particular thread lately, it misteriously gets switched back to revitalization of Buffalo.  Is there something magical about Buffalo, New York, on the Fort Worth Forum that I should know about constantly?]



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 11:02 AM

I believe the original poster, Doohickie, is from Buffalo and keeps up with what's going on there. Sometimes it's fun to see what's happening in other cities.

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 11:19 AM

Wonderful photos of Buffalo City Hall! 

 

[Not meaning any disrespect, but whenever somone posts something else on this particular thread lately, it misteriously gets switched back to revitalization of Buffalo.  Is there something magical about Buffalo, New York, on the Fort Worth Forum that I should know about constantly?]

 

I believe the original poster, Doohickie, is from Buffalo and keeps up with what's going on there. Sometimes it's fun to see what's happening in other cities.

 

You are correct, JBB.  I came from Buffalo originally, but now I'm here.  Just like Bell Helicopter.  Just like Consolidated Aircraft (precursor to GD which moved to Ft Worth before selling the operation off to Lockheed).

 

I like to highlight stuff in Buffalo which has a rich architectural history and is currently going through a resurgence.  Some of the stuff that's happening there compares/contrasts with what's going on in Fort Worth.  There are some similarities between the cities; both have an inferiority complex (Ft Worth relative to Dallas, Buffalo relative to NYC).  Both can boast a fair amount of historical accomplishment.  Buffalo used to be one of the top 10 cities in the U.S.; Fort Worth is approaching that threshold.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:08 PM

A couple interesting articles in the Buffalo News this weekend if you like historical buildings:

 

Some views of the Buffalo Central Terminal mentioned up-thread that show the decay of the building.  I imagine Fort Worth's T&P Warehouse exhibits similar decay.

 

A photo series showing a mid-19th century cooperage (barrel making plant).  This company had over 100 patents in barrel making; the company shut down in 2002.


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