Former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital May Be Imploded


From: The Buffalo News

“The hospital tower that dominates Gates Circle may be taken down in a single dramatic event this summer, rather than a long and slow process over weeks or months.

Think implosion.

‘There’s only two ways to take buildings apart. Either you pick them apart or you blow them up,’ said Marc Romanowski, an attorney for the developer of the property. ‘Picking them apart is better for smaller buildings. … Taller buildings are better to implode.’

Officials with TM Montante Development, which owns the property, haven’t decided on how to bring down the 10-story main building of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital.

But they ‘think it will be heading most likely to implosion,’ Romanowski told the Buffalo Planning Board on Tuesday morning.”

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