South Lawn Opening at Richardson Olmsted Complex - PHOTOS
by Cody Osborne • September 29, 2013 @ 9:02am
Sept. 28, 2013 will go down as another important date in Buffalo’s history.
It was the day of an event that most of us thought we would never see; the official unveiling of the South Lawn at the Richardson Olmsted Complex.
Our city was built on architecture, and this is one of the most important pieces of architecture that we have. This complex was designed in 1870 by world famous architect H.H. Richardson. It is some of his best work known to exist and it is also the major piece of architecture that helped him display his style which would later become known as Richardsonian Romanesque. He was so unique in his style that everybody started to identify this technique by calling it by his name.
Saturday was an unbelievable day for this event at 400 Forest Ave. The weather was ideal for the unveiling of this masterpiece. Now even though the actual building is far from done it was perfect being able to finally walk all over this campus with all the new additions like the walkways, benches, pavers, and of course all the new greenery as well.
Everyone that participated in this project have so far exceeded everybody’s expectations and we are all excited to see it come back to life as the work progresses.
The event was a good time had by all in attendance. The juggling, kite flying, food trucks, and live music all combined to create such a wonderful atmosphere to experience. We have gathered a bunch of great images from the people who were at the Richardson Complex on Saturday and we also snuck in some great shots of the actual building/grounds. I hope everyone enjoys this gallery as much as I enjoyed the actual event!