Buffalo – May 2017 – Central Terminal

The Buffalo Central Terminal is a rail station that was built and opened in 1929. It served as the main rail station until 1979, when it was abandoned. It was designed Alfred Fellheimer, who also designed Grand Central Terminal, of which it bears a striking resemblance.

A few times a year they host tours and the day we went there were about 100 people showed up. We spent two hours getting a tour and in depth discussion on the building and the effort to restore it.

In addition to the main lobby, there is a 17 floor office building, a freight building, and the original platforms, but only the main lobby has been restored.

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The exterior shape of the main lobby is also similar to the look of Grand Central Terminal.

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Four large clocks adorn the upper level of the office building.

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The ticket counters.

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One of the original news stands.

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A view from a mezzanine level.

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For a few years someone lived in the building in an apartment. It is now in a very poor state, but had a great view of the lobby.

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The ticket counter and baggage check.

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First view of the lobby

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The lobby and center clock

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The lobby from the mezzanine.

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Close up of the clock

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Second view of the clock

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