BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of the longshed building at Canalside on Thursday.
The new building serves as a tribute to the former canal loading and unloading buildings.
It’ll be a multi-purpose space and will provide shade and shelter for visitors.
Lt. Gov. Hochul said it’s been a vision to have a building like this at Canalside.
“This is exactly what we wanted- to have a sense of what it looked like 200 years ago,” Hochul said. “This area had buildings like this and it was a bustling waterfront. I get excited when I see one or two major cargo ships coming in once in a while- that was the norm.”
The building is along the southeastern edge of the Historic Commercial Slip at Canalside.