Buffalo Inner Harbor

Pike provided general construction services for the new construction of the Harbor Center in Buffalo, New York.


Buffalo, New York


Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

This project included construction of historically aligned canals and towpaths and 3 steel bridges over the canal systems. Serving at the location of previous Buffalo Memorial Auditorium or “The Aud”, the Buffalo Inner Harbor project provides a recreation of the 1830’s “canal era”, inclusive of a realignment of the historic canals. It includes an ice skating rink in the winter months and a reflection pond, complete with a ring of fire in the summer months.

The recreated canals total to approximately 35,000 SF of ice and pond use - a surface greater than two NHL rinks.  The pedestrian bridges, towpaths and immigrant steps add a complete representation of the downtown Buffalo area as it would have been seen in the early 1900’s.