We should celebrate three new buildings

I am a huge fan of Buffalo’s fine, old architecture. A recent editorial cartoon negatively compared three new buildings to three of our best old ones designed by Louis Sullivan, H.H. Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright. There is no question that these new buildings cannot compare, but let’s be grateful that Buffalo actually has some new builds!

Today, architects have to deal within the confines of tight budgets and functional needs. Let’s just be thankful that these new builds didn’t cause the tearing down of old ones. We know about the loss of many of Buffalo’s beautiful Delaware mansions that were torn down to be replaced by some pretty ugly modern buildings.

Ginger B. Maiman