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    Wintergarden could see new life elsewhere

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Window by window, the asymmetrical Wintergarden on Rainbow Boulevard is coming down.

    But there is still potential for new life for the atrium’s steel frame — potential, at least, in another location.

    George Churakos, president of contractor Mark Cerrone Inc., said the company has been contacted by “interested developers” who want to purchase the pieces of the steel atrium to reassemble.

    Pitt and sons: Legends at the Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    People magazine may have named him “Sexiest Man Alive” twice, but even Brad Pitt looked a little goofy in his blue Maid of the Mist poncho.

    The superstar actor was in Niagara Falls, Ont., on a picture-perfect afternoon to take in the sights of the world-famous cataracts Saturday. In tow were two of his sons, Maddox and Pax; his parents, Bill and Jane, and his bodyguards. The group enjoyed the attractions while remaining relatively under the radar.

    Note: There have been all sorts of articles out there about this, but most of them are wire service copies of this original article.

    60 stories would be height limit within Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A new system of tiered building heights proposed for the downtown commercial district would allow buildings as tall as 60 stories on some blocks under a newly revised set of proposed zoning codes.

    Allowing even taller buildings on some city streets closest to the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel was an attempt to strike a balance between an earlier proposal approved by the Planning Board and concerns from the City Council about restricting downtown development.

    The previous proposal would have allowed buildings as tall as 30 stories on some blocks — 10 stories taller than what is currently permitted — but was criticized by some as placing too many limitations on building heights.

    “I think that this is an excellent compromise,” said Planning Board member Michael F. Lewis.

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