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A To-Do List

The Niagara Experience Center should either be built on the Niagara Falls Redevelopment parcel or take over all or part of the Rainbow Center. This should also include a more energy efficient wintergarden as well as what was supposed to be included in the failed attempt at “Aquafalls” and the indoor waterfall that was scaled back from the renovations at Niagara Falls International Airport.

As far as the Rainbow Center is concerned, Cordish has not done a good job there and they also did not do a good job at bringing life to the High Falls district along the Genesee River in Rochester. Their contract at Rainbow should be cancelled as soon as feasible, just as what Rochester did with them.

Hopefully too, the Lockport and Medina Railroad Museum will expand their historic tour rail on the former New York Central Falls Railroad line west to Niagara Falls and east to either Brockport or Rochester’s aforementioned High Falls district and stop at waterfalls in Lockport, Medina, and Albion. If they can only go as far as Brockport, then, perhaps, Rochester someday will not only finally get High Falls going, but also have a public rail network, including a line from High Falls to Brockport on this line.

In Buffalo, either a renovated Donovan Building, the Webster Block, Cobblestone District, Inner Harbor/Erie Canal Harbo,r District and Outer Harbor District should become homes for the often-mentioned Erie Canal/Great Lakes Museum, bicycle museum, children’s museum, space museum and weather museum.

Kevin F. Yost

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