There's no time like the present, apparently, to fix the outdoor lights at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Hunt Property Solutions said it improved the outside of the historic building by repairing the ground lights along the sidewalk perimeter, which hadn't worked in 30 years.
The property management arm of Hunt Real Estate Corp., which maintains the home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, was already onsite to operate equipment and monitor fire protection and security systems. That's considered essential functions under the governor's New York State on Pause executive order.
So while there, with no events planned, its crews took the opportunity of an empty facility to tackle the lighting. Workers repaired each light fixture and then installed new LED bulbs and a central timer so they can operate at night.
"It is so incredible to see Kleinhans once again lit up at night," said Daniel Hart, executive director of the BPO and director of Kleinhans Music Association.
Workers also found multicolor, high-temperature lenses online that were ideal for ground lighting – producing a rainbow along Kleinhans' outside walls.