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While the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has demolished two buildings on the former home of Osmose Holdings on Ellicott Street, the city Preservation Board still wants the remaining buildings listed as city landmarks. This may lead to changes in what information has to be on the application for a demolition.

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The state's Board for Historic Preservation is recommending a series of additions to State and National Historic Registers of buildings and properties. Among those earning designations are Springville's First Baptist Church, Delaware Avenue Baptist Church and the Linde Air Products factory.


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There's another fight brewing over a decaying Buffalo building. While it may be one of the oldest surviving structures in the city, the building currently features boarded up windows.


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Critics are assailing Judge Donna Siwek's decision that apparently will allow for the construction of a 23-story apartment complex along the Outer Harbor.

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Planners for the reuse of the historic and decrepit Trico plant on the edge of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will come back to the Preservation Board with more details on demolition and construction. The board tabled the plan Thursday, saying there were just too many unsettled details.


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There was little support at a packed house Tuesday night for Buffalo's latest plan for rehabbing part of LaSalle Park.


As the fireworks-fueled holiday weekend sparks patriotic emotions, a new book may provide appropriate companionship. In Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America, Genesee County author Bill Kauffman may add to patriotic thoughts while challenging some accepted notions of national pride.


Common Council members are expected to vote on a plan that would grant control of a portion of Michigan Avenue to General Mills. The issue has raised concerns over public access to the City Ship Canal.

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The full Common Council will vote on landmarking downtown Buffalo's Trico complex after coming out of committee without a recommendation.

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A temporary restraining order has been issued halting any further demolition of the Bethlehem Steel Administration Building in Lackawanna.

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The tower of the Wheeler Grain Elevator collapsed into the Buffalo River on Friday.

No injuries were reported. Members of the demolition crew, Ontario Specialty Contracting, claim that it was a planned fall. But local preservationist Tim Tielman argues that the incident was an error and blames the city for not better overseeing the work.

A local traffic bridge was closed until the scene was secured.

The city issued an emergency demolition for the structure earlier in the year.