This is a major article in the NY Times, giving Bflo unusual visibility in nearly three full pages to a powerful readership around the world.

What to do with assets (& 'lemons'?) now revealed to the world?

Why is there no reaction on SUWNY?

November 16, 2008
Saving Buffalo’s Untold Beauty

ONE of the most cynical clichés in architecture is that poverty is good for preservation. The poor don’t bulldoze historic neighborhoods to make way for fancy new high-rises.

That assumption came to mind when I stepped off a plane here recently. Buffalo is home to some of the greatest American architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with major architects like Henry Hobson Richardson, Frederick Law Olmsted, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright building marvels here. Together they shaped one of the grandest early visions of the democratic American city.

Yet Buffalo is more commonly identified with the crumbling infrastructure, abandoned homes and dwindling jobs that have defined the Rust Belt for the past 50 years. And for decades its architecture has seemed strangely frozen in time.

Now the city is reaching a crossroads. . . .
And reaction to the article on Bflo Rising:

The Times on Buffalo: “Home to Some of the Greatest American Architecture”

Nov 15th, 2:38pm By Ed Healy

Buffalo’s amazing collection of 19th and 20th Century architecture is featured on the cover of today’s edition of The New York Times Arts & Leisure section in an article aptly titled “Saving Buffalo’s Untold Beauty”. The article dominates the front page of the Arts & Leisure section with a breathtaking photo of the Ellicott Square Building as seen through one of the oval windows of the Guaranty Building’s 13th floor. The subhead makes the case for Buffalo right up front: “The Home to Some of the Greatest American Architecture Tries to Balance the Past With the Future.”

The article is highlighted by seven (!) beautiful photos spread over nearly three entire pages and is supplemented online by an audio slide show. It’s fair to say that cultural coverage by the Times of this magnitude is virtually unheard of – and speaks volumes of the impression Buffalo made on Times’ architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff and the quality of the photos photographer Tony Cenicola brought back to New York. . . . .