Crew to begin building Buffalo Heritage Carousel Wednesday

Posted at 5:13 AM, Aug 05, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A piece of Buffalo's history will make its way to the Buffalo Waterfront on Wednesday, that's been years in the making.

The first parts of the new Buffalo Heritage Carousel will be brought to the pier at Buffalo's Canalside.

The project got the green light to begin building the carousel roundhouse last October.

Back then, crews were hoping to have the carousel up and running this summer.

However back in March, New York state suspended non-essential construction projects due to coronavirus.

Cranes will lower the first beams into place for the new attraction at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

All of the horses and parts of the carousel itself were built up in North Tonawanda at the Herschell Spillman Company.

Some of those parts have been in storage for over 60 years!

The foundation for the carousel roundhouse is already in place so the timbers that crews are putting in place on Wednesday will be the first parts of the structure to go up.

We're hoping to find out their updated timeline on when the carousel will be finished later on Wednesday.