Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Central Terminal

The stars and moon finally aligned correctly today in order to take a tour of the Central Terminal. I'd heard a great deal about it, but never set foot in the place. Buffalo Tours does a few tours a year of the facility, and a couple of hundred people turned out on a slightly chilly morning.

The place is a little dark, so it's tough to get a picture of the entire main hall. But here are a few shots to give you an idea of what it looks like:

This way to the trains.

The above shot looks back on the way into the building. Good to see there's enough power in the place to keep the pop machine working.

When events are held here -- and the place is open once or twice a month in warmer weather for various functions -- they need to direct people toward available facilities. Hence the sign.

A nonprofit organization runs the place, and has made some good progress. I still think it might have made for an interesting place for a casino, but an events hall wouldn't be bad either.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I seriously was going to go on that tour but didn't. Next one.