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Grain Elevator Illumination

Foit-Albert Associates, in association with Canadian-based Ambiances Design Productions, provided services for Phase 1 of the Grain Elevators Illumination project. The goal of this overall project is to strategically re-utilize existing structures along the Buffalo River through the implementation of light projection to be seen and enjoyed from the lake and land, as both a way finding beacon and a contemplative artistic narrative. This illumination, displayed through kinetic lighting and still imagery, will enhance the heritage and distinctive industrial architecture as well as boost nearby urban waterfront development.

A portion of the Phase 1 work is located at the Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator; an industrial icon with an ideal location at the river’s edge, situated along the Buffalo River across from Canalside. This project involves the design and installation of infrastructure on and around the Connecting Terminal grain elevator and site, a new electrical service to provide power, construction of a new climate-controlled control booth building, construction of box truss towers, installation of fences with gate access and any necessary restoration of the site, as well as obtaining permits and associated efforts to meet requirements of all authorities having jurisdiction.

Owner:
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation
Project Type:
Master Plan, Historical Re-Use