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Amherst Street Station
2646 Main Street at Amherst Street, Buffalo NY

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Stations:    Allen/Medical Campus  ..... Summer/Best  ..... Utica  ..... Delavan/Canisius College  ..... Humboldt/Hospital  ..... Amherst Street  .....  LaSalle  ..... University

Art captions taken from the "Buffalo Art in Transit" brochure published by NFTA in 1979








Hammered and aluminum sculpture by Robert Lobe (New York City).
Down within the Niagara gorge, Robert Lobe discovered a tree grown around a large rock which he used to mold an aluminum skin for a sculptural form, and made a true concrete replica. By severing the sculpture in half, he displaces solid and hollow forms inside (see below)  and outside the station, as shown here.












Main Street entrance



Brick relief design by Aleksandra Kasuba (New York City).
Exterior brick against the station's facade. Lines undulate in wave patterns recreating monolithic pyramid effects.









Rear entrance (Amherst Street at left)




Hammered and aluminum sculpture by Robert Lobe (New York City).
Down within the Niagara gorge, Robert Lobe discovered a tree grown around a large rock which he used to mold an aluminum skin for a sculptural form, and made a true concrete replica. By severing the sculpture in half, he displaces solid and hollow forms inside,
as shown here,  and outside the station (see above).



Hammered and aluminum sculpture by Robert Lobe (New York City). Note other half of the sculpture outside through the window.



Hammered and aluminum sculpture by Robert Lobe (New York City).



Mural by Ray Hassard (Buffalo).
Catalyzed epoxy paint on aluminum panels.
Composite streetscapes of Buffalo's turn of the (20th) century architecture are drawn from nearby examples in surrounding neighborhoods.



Mural by Ray Hassard (Buffalo).















Special thanks to NFTA Director of Public Affairs C. Douglas Hartmayer for his cooperation and to Thomas Mudra for his assistance in 2012

Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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