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Wilkeson Pointe park
Fuhrmann Blvd., Industrial Heritage Trail, Outer Harbor, Buffalo, NY

On this page, below:

Former Ice Boom Storage Area - 2008 photos

2014 photos

The park was created in 2013.

The name
Wilkeson Pointe was the result of a naming contest won by City Honors School students. See: New Outer Harbor Park, Wilkeson Pointe, Now Open, June 13, 2013, Buffalo Rising (online July 2014).

Adjoins Times Beach Nature Preserve.

Both Wilkeson Pointe park and the Times Beach Nature Preserve are part of the
Industrial Heritage Trail along Fuhrmann Blvd. on the Outer Harbor. The Outer Harbor faces Lake Erie, as opposed to the Inner Harbor which faces the Buffalo River.

In order to make Wilkeson Pointe Park possible, the ice boom storage area was moved from the beach to 41 Hamburg Street, along the Buffalo River.  See: New Ice Boom Home Provides New Opportunities for Progress on Buffalo River and Outer Harbor. Mar 28, 2013 Congressman Brian Higgins Press Release (online July 2014)
Former Ice Boom Storage Area - 2008 Photos


2008 photo: Ice boom storage.
Fenced off Times Beach to the right



2008 photo: Ice boom storage.
Times Beach Nature Preserve breakwall in background



2008 photo: Ice boom storage.
Section of a fluted marble Greek column
Times Beach Nature Preserve
breakwall in background



2008 photo: Ice boom storage.
 Rubble on the beach



2008 photo: Ice boom storage.
Carved marble



2014 photo - after the removal of the ice boom storage area.
The ice boom was floated to the shore through the canal seen here.
Upper left: Wilkeson Pointe... Upper right:  Times Beach Nature Preserve ... The beach is now part of Wilkeson Pointe.

2014 Park Photos


2014 photo.
Two Fuhrmann Blvd. adjacent entrances:
Left: Wilkeson Pointe park (sign detailed below:) ... Right: Times Beach Nature Preserve



2014 photo.
Note kinetic wind sculptures drawing - photos below


2014 photo.
The park viewed from Fuhrmann Blvd.



2015 photo



2014 photo.
Above: Times Beach Nature Preserve breakwall ... Beach at right and rubble below are part of Wilkeson Pointe



2014 photo.
Wilkeson Pointe beach and park ... The beach was the former ice boom storage area which was moved to 41 Hamburg Street



2014 photo.
Green children's slide ... Wind sculpture ... Onondaga limestone rubble



2014 photo.
Marble dentil molding



Photo courtesty of Jojn M. ...
"The white marble pieces are not from the old St. Joseph's Cathedral as is commonly thought.  After lots of deliberation, we discovered that they are actually from the original M&T Bank building once at the corner of Main and Swan Streets (later the Federal Reserve Building).  If you go to those photos, you can actually see some of the exact detailing found at Wilkeson Pointe, including the huge white fluted columns (which are not on the Cathedral), the dentil work, etc." - Dean W. Gowen, Landscape Architect, at Wendel WD Architecture, Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture




2014 photo.
 Marble dentil molding



2014 photo.
 Marble dentil molding



2014 photo.
 Note grouped marble pieces  at left (shown below:)



2014 photo.
 Grouped marble piece



2014 photo.
 Tall, center:  Section of a fluted marble Greek column ... Dentil molding at right bottom



2014 photo.
 Marble abacus



2014 photo.
 Column top



2014 photo.
 Scrolling volute, part of an Ionic capital



2014 photo.
 Four kinetic wind sculptures



2014 photo.
 One of 4 kinetic wind sculptures



2014 photo.




2014 photo.
 Kinetic wind sculptures


2014 photo.
 Twirling in the wind



2014 photo.
 Wild flowers



2014 photo.
 Heaped Onondaga limestone rocks



2014 photo.
Onondaga limestone rock: dark areas are chert (flint)



2014 photo.
 "No-mow area"



2014 photo.



2014 photo.



2014 photo.
Bridge over rain garden



2014 photo.



2014 photo.
Fishing in the southeast canal ... Ed. Note: I was unable to find the name of the canal



2014 photo.



2014 photo.



2014 photo.




Photos and their arrangement 2008, 2014 Chuck LaChiusa
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