Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Exterior renovations are starting on the Statler Towers. Soon the barriers along Delaware Avenue will be a thing of the past.
“The fencing and sidewalk barriers at Statler City are finally coming down,” said Mayor Brown. “The exterior restoration of this building is a great investment in Buffalo." The renovation is being funded by a $5.3 million grant from the state.
"This next phase is critical and I’m excited to continue the progress as we begin the exterior restoration effort,” says owner Mark Croce. "We have an engineering firm from Kansas City on site with a masonary working on issues to secure and stabilize the remaining terra cotta on the exterior."
Croce says he'll focus on the Delaware Avenue side. "The curb appeal is so important with all the development going on along Delaware Avenue, (Mayor Brown) felt removing the scaffolding would be important in that progress, so he was instrumental in securing the money from New York State," says Croce.
Work will be done on the facade, marquee and storefront, and Croce says it could take up to two years to complete.