Buffalo Central Terminal (27 November 1999): Scumbone and I travelled to Buffalo, hoping to explore both the city hall and the BCT. As it happened, City Hall was locked up securely for the weekend, but when we drove to the neighbourhood of the Buffalo Central Terminal we were surprised to see that the four faces of the clock tower were lit up and functioning with the correct time!
Obviously, we were very eager to get in and take a peek at whatever restoration had taken place, but sadly, the city had recently installed very sturdy barriers between all passages from the side building (which, apparently, Buffalo has abandoned all hope of keeping people out of) into the Great Hall. So, though we were able to roam the side building quite freely, we were unable to get anywhere near the clock before intense coldness and encroaching darkness made us give up. This just made us determined to come back again soon.
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