Statler Falling Apart

28 Oct

As word comes that the group of investors who won/bought the Statler at auction have rescued the sale, I learn from Howard Goldman via Facebook that a huge chunk of Statler fell to the ground on Delaware Avenue tonight.

Had it happened just a few hours earlier, it could have been tragic.

And we ought to again thank Bashar Issa again for so lovingly caring for this local treasure.

Howard’s website is here.

12 Responses to “Statler Falling Apart”

  1. Ward October 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    Guess it didn’t appreciate being sold off earlier in the day.

  2. mike October 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    that building been dropping chunks way before anyone ever heard of Bashar Issa so please find a new punching bag. lets pick on howard for buying buddies and selling all the spittoons!

  3. Howard Goldman October 28, 2009 at 11:47 pm #

    I’m with Mike on this one. In fairness to Bashar, he left the building better than he found it. But unfortunately, the building left poor Bashar worse than when it found him.

  4. Hank October 29, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    Once the Unions get done shaking down the new owners, the city will end up having to demolish the damn place anyway. Total shame.

  5. mike October 29, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    hanks right again, how can people want to make a living wage? Or why do workers care if they have to work in clouds of asbestos dust? Damn those workers for wanting a 40 hour work week!

  6. pawel October 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    How about demolishing this “historical architectural gem” and builting something better. To all you history buffs, who is goint to pay to “save” this POS building. I work nearby, and I’d like to be save from being stoned to death. Grow up people. It is time to move on and demolish this place,

  7. Hank October 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    Mike—an unskilled laborer doesn’t need to make 20.00/hr. If you want to make that kind of money, go to school and learn a trade. Betcha you don’t make 20.00 an hour or anything close to it.

    Nobody said anything about asbestos dust. We’re talking about the Laborers Union telling Issa he needed to hire union laborers at 20.00/hr. So now NOBODY’s working on the Statler—That’s good for everyone all the way around, isn’t it.

  8. good grief October 29, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Right, demolish the statler so we can build something. Perfect solution, especially since there are no vacant lots or sites anywhere else in the city that can be built upon…

  9. Hank October 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    Mike would prefer another surface parking lot—THATS what Buffalo needs more of.

  10. Hank October 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    pawel—Have you ever been IN the Statler? Who is going to save it? The way shit works up there, NOBODY. Government, Unions, the Mob, everyone’s gonna have their hand out. You’d have to be an idiot to try, even if you had the cash to do it with.

  11. mike October 29, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

    @ hank, your right “Betcha you don’t make 20.00 an hour or anything close to it.” i’m not even close, what a tool !

  12. pawel October 30, 2009 at 6:34 am #

    Hank – I said I want that place demolished. I work nearby. I am not impress with this eyesore.

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