Niagara Falls developers have many opportunities
I write in concurrence with the recent News editorial “Niagara Falls has to seize the moment.” Indeed, this is the case. First, the “turtle” building should not be demolished. Rather, it should be part of sovereign land of either or both the Seneca and/or Tuscarora nations if not the entire Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy and be a museum once again.
Furthermore, “Wonderfalls” should either be in the remaining part of the Rainbow Center or the proposed weather museum in the “flashcube” building, and should be both like the failed proposed “Aquafalls” and an energy-efficient modern wintergarden. A new convention center/sports arena should be at either the Niagara Falls redevelopment property or other shovel-ready land near downtown.
The remaining retailers at the Summit Park Mall should move to the Rainbow Center or the Niagara Outlet Mall and Summit Park should be demolished to make way for a Wizard of Oz theme park. The Medina Railroad Museum’s train excursion line should be extended along the former New York Central line west to Niagara Falls and east to High Falls in Rochester and also have stops at the waterfalls in Lockport, Medina and Albion.
Kevin F. Yost