The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) has canceled the first of two scheduled “Tower Tour Days” that was to take place on Sunday, May 6th. The action is in response to a Department of Environmental Conservation inspection of the nesting box of the Terminal’s pair of “resident” peregrine falcons. During special “Tower Tour Days,” docents provide the public a rare look inside the Terminal’s office tower that includes viewing opportunities on the building’s 13th floor.

A nest box, constructed and installed by the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation in 2009, is currently home to two adult peregrines. Inspection confirmed that 2012 is the third consecutive year that eggs have been found in the nest. Due to the fierce territorial nature of the falcons, it was decided that the spring tower tour would be canceled to lessen the risk of stress experienced by the parents.

A second “Tower Tour Day” scheduled for later this year will take place on Sunday, October 7 2012.  A complete listing of architectural and history tours may be found on the CTRC’s website, Tours are an important part of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation’s mission to educate and excite the community about the ongoing restoration of the landmark.

Full refunds will be given to customers who made advanced reservations for Sunday’s tour. People are asked to call the Terminal at716-810-3210 for processing. No other tours of the building are schedule for May 6th.

The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. The Terminal complex includes an 18-acre site that hosts an art deco office tower, passenger concourse and four-story baggage building. In 2011 the CTRC released its master plan that outlined various infrastructure needs and development opportunities. The mission of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation is to ensure that the original grandeur of the Terminal is available to current and future generations. (