Downtown Buffalo, Then And Now
Buffalo has been on the move for the last few years.
There has been a lot of new development in the downtown core, Elmwood Village, Westside, Hertel, and now some are even starting on the Eastside.
However, have you paid attention to actually how much the city has changed over the last 15 years?
I was talking to my brother the other day who has lived outside of Buffalo for many years and had just recently moved back. He was really shocked at how much Buffalo is no longer the city that he left.
So let's take a look at how Downtown Buffalo looked back then in 2007, and compare it to how it looks now in 2022.
Canalside - 2007
Canalside likely represents the biggest change to downtown that were can recognize. Back in 2007, the War Memorial Auditorium building was still standing, the New York State office building was still standing, and Harbor Center was one of the best parking lots to catch a game at HSBC Center.
Canalside - 2022
In the last 15 years, we've seen Canalside really come into its own with the rewatered canals, Explore and More, and so many other activities.
Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue - 2007
There has also been a lot of change just along Delaware Ave leading away from City Hall and Niagara Square. Back in 2007, the old Federal Building was still standing on Huron, along with a nice looking 1 story building at the corner of Chippewa.
Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue - 2022
Since those days we've seen the development of the new Federal Courthouse, along with the new Delaware North headquarters and the redevelopment of the Avant building.
Franklin Street - 2007
This is perhaps one of the more controversial changes over the last 15 years with the corner of Franklin St and W. Tupper St being transformed.
Franklin Street - 2022
What other changes have you noticed in downtown Buffalo over the years?