Tour Central Terminal This Summer: History & Architectural Tour Schedule | Arts & Culture
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation is pleased to announce the 2012 schedule for guided history and architectural tours of the landmark Buffalo Central Terminal. Beginning Sunday, May 20th and continuing until Sunday, October 7th, the public will have ten opportunities to experience the grandeur of this unique historic site.
2012 public guided tour dates are: May 20th , June 10th, June 24th ,July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th , September 2nd, September 16th and October 7th (Tower Tour Day Only).
When opened in 1929, Buffalo Central Terminal was one of the largest and most modern railroad terminals in the world. Known for its grand art deco architecture, towering office building and cavernous internal spaces, the last passenger train to depart the structure was in 1979. During the guided tours, visitors will access areas of the building not open during special events, gain insight into the Terminal’s colorful past and learn about ongoing plans for the restoration and development of the complex.
Tours depart from the Terminal Store located in the building’s entrance lobby, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo, New York. Unless noted, all tours begin promptly at 11a and last two hours. Cost is $10 per person. Advanced reservations for tours are recommended by emailing questions@BuffaloCentralTerminal.org. Groups of 15 or more are asked to schedule their visit in advance. All tour dates and times are subject to change. Please dress accordingly as tours take place both inside and outside the building, rain or shine. For updated information or questions call 716-810-3210.
The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. The Terminal complex includes an 18-acre site that hosts an art deco office tower, passenger concourse and four-story baggage building. In 2011 the CTRC released its master plan that outlined various infrastructure needs and development opportunities. The mission of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation is to ensure that the original grandeur of the Terminal is available to current and future generations. Visit www.BuffaloCentralTerminal.org for more information.