To Preserve Or To Demolish, That Is The Question

Should a cash-strapped city pour money into preservering a national landmark?
September 9, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"To many, the 523,000-square-foot building, closed for nearly a quarter-century, is an architectural treasure and neighborhood icon that must be restored and reused.Others argue the city's enormous fiscal problems make it unthinkable to pour money into the building when more pressing needs abound...it would cost $53 million - including $16.3 million for demolition and asbestos abatement - to replace the building with a prefabricated metal structure."

Thanks to Kevin Sarkisian

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Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in The Buffalo News
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