The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) has come up with a unique way to raise money for replacing its worn out roof. As part of the largest adaptive reuse project in all of Upstate New York, the roof work needed to protect the terminal is a three phase project. The first phase will replace the areas of the roof that are in need of immediate repair. The second and third phases are not as urgent but are still of major concern in coming years.
In order to come up with the money to replace the roof tiles, CTRC is promoting an Adopt-A-Tile program, where members of the community can purchase roof tiles as a gift for their favorite city or for friends and family. The roof has never been replaced since it was first built in 1929. The 13,000 concrete roof tiles, each measuring 2′ x 4′ and weighing 75 -80 pounds, have been exposed to harsh sun, rain, snow, ice and wind, and have held up remarkably well all things considered. But every 83 years or so it gets to be time to replace them… and that time is now. Replacing the roof today will go a long way toward preserving this architectural treasure for future generations to enjoy.
The next time someone asks you, “So what have you ever done to help preserve Buffalo?” You can tell them that you helped to replace the roof of The Central Terminal. It’s the perfect gift for the holidays for all of those architectural fans in your life!
The total sum that needs to be raised is $769,000. To learn more about different cost levels involved and acknowledgment rewards, click here.