Reprieve for GLF Elevators
by Geoff Kelly - posted 5:00 pm, March 8, 2011
Tim Tielman of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture & Culture just called in to say that his group has won a restraining order preventing Ontario Specialty Contracting from moving forward with its plan to demolish two of four structures in the GLF grain elevator complex.
(The photo of the complex to the right is by Bruce Jackson, whose grain elevator studies are exhibited at UB’s Anderson Gallery.)
The city’s Preservation Board, of which Tielman is a member, refused to approve the demolition plan for the historic structures, but the city’s commissioner of permits and inspections, Jim Comerford, issued an emergency demolition order, calling the structures an imminent danger.
The Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture & Culture disagrees, and argues that Ontario Specialty Contracting and the city have not sufficiently investigated the feasibility of preserving the structures.
Judge Timothy Walker granted the stay of execution. When we know more, we’ll post it here.
UPDATE: Here is the petition.