the aud :(

it’s cold out! yes!! long sleeves and jeans! woo

the aud was deemed unsalvageable (what a joke!) and is being prepped for demolition. hazmat to start “soon” with the demo taking 14 months. why don’t they ever implode things around here. i mean, what a perfect place to implode. 14 months…bah. the city will be complete idiots not to sell the seats out first. i could give them a list of 50 ppl off the top of my head who will go buy whole rows of seats. talk about revenue.

the spice girls of urbex

wednesday’s top secret mission status: SUCCESS!

😀

body is going to REVOLT tomorrow. funniest moment – adr2 trying to lift me onto the roof, and me getting stuck ha. oh and the inside self portrait hahahahahaha

that is all. *you’ll have to ask me through email if you want to know where this was*

last week someone on uer.ca had gotten into the memorial auditorium. my first reaction was pissed off. my 2nd was that i actually didn’t really care (i’m so bored with buffalo and indifferent to exploration at this time). i didn’t really know what the point of trying was, when you can’t see a damn thing in complete darkness. a tiny flashlight isn’t going to make a difference. so i thought, well whatever, maybe some day i’ll get in legally. then someone sent me the photos. and i was sorta interested again. they’re not good pictures in the slightest, but they’re very sad. i have absolutely no memory of what the aud looks like inside. i was there as a very little kid for disney on ice shows, and i saw a sabres game in what…95? with adr and her youth group. as i was telling phill the other day the only memory i have of that game is that we played pittsburgh, and i just remember jagr and everyone shooting the puck behind the net along the boards and it was boring. last row oranges behind the goal. and it ended in a tie. i have no idea who was even on the sabres at that point.

anyway. it did sorta spark my interest into finding the way in again. i parked near an interesting…i don’t know what you even call it…an area that ends up under ground level on the side of the building. possible that it offers access into a basement, but it also may not go anywhere. and it was full of wood and debris. i was on my way to the game so i didn’t check it out much…and other than that, i have no. clue. at. all. how one would get in.

oh well. and wow it is in bad shape. serious reuse, especially as a smaller capacity venue would take aaaalooottt of money to fix up. you can see the bad air quality in the photos, mold and “orbs”, lots of debris. and sadly some graffiti. and not amusing graffiti at that.

the aud

Got a letter from the city

This is in response to your recent letter to Mayor Brown in regard to gaining access to Memorial Auditorium.

Our department has received numerous requests from organizations and individuals such as yourself who are interested in artifacts, photographs or just want to have a last look at this part of Buffalo history. At this time, no definite decisions have been made as to whether the building will be renovated or demolished. We are working closely with the Empire State Development Corporation and the Erie Canal Harbor Board in this process.

Be advised that the building has no heat or electricity, and recent tests have raised concerns in regard to mold and air quality in the building. Based on these factors, access to the facility is not possible at this time. However, this department will record your request with others received and will attempt to permit access at some point in the future when rehab and/or demolition activities commence.

I thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

Daniel Kreuz
Acting Commissioner Public Works, Parks and Streets