Snow Globe Vote Update
From a posting October 11, 2008: This year, Avalon and The Floristry is allowing their loyal customers and BR readers to have their say in which piece of prominent local architecture is featured. What building(s) of Buffalo's heritage would you like to see recreated in a snow globe?
Update from Mark Nowak of Avalon Scarves, makers of Buffalo Snow Globes:
Thank you to Buffalo Rising readers for taking the time to vote for what you would like to see in our next snowy orb. The results have been tabulated. With 34% of the vote, the popular choice for our next Buffalo themed, architectural icon snow globe is…. the Richardson Complex Towers! Second place went to the Electric Light Tower from the Pan American Exposition. (21%) and a close 3rd was the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (20%).
There were obvious attempts to "stuff the ballot box”. It seemed clear to us that a few dozen votes which were time stamped tenths of a second apart for the same landmark were the over zealous, and un-sportsman like work of someone too in love with their favorite to manage their enthusiasm. Those votes were counted as one.
The reader’s choices were limited to a short list of five architectural icons. Practical, and geometrical considerations ruled out many other favorites. The Darwin Martin House is too low, wide, and sprawling, the McKinley Monument is a design challenge we are still wrestling with, and licensing precluded considering ‘The Ralph’.
Top ‘write in’ spot for the ‘other category’ went to the Central Terminal, but we deemed that too similar in shape to 2007 City Hall limited edition for back to back production at this time, and will not be left out of the future series. Interesting also rans were Sattler’s 998 Broadway, the Aud, The Larkin Building, The Albright Knox, The Old Main Post Office, and the Historical Society.
Now for a wee bit of bad news. We sincerely regret that we will not be able to make delivery for the Holidays. The factory that produced our City Hall snow globe is no longer manufacturing them- how’s that for irony in our celebration of Buffalo’s illustrious industrial hay days? However there remain, a host of other lesser yet no less deserving gift giving occasions throughout the year. Consider how easy it will be to shop for Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Fathers Day, Arbor Day or birthdays in 2009! Please watch these pages for breaking snow globe news (bad choice of words there) for future unveilings or contact:
The Floristy at 1385 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
716.885.6037 or 800.237.3285
Image courtesy of Chuck LaChiusa, Buffalo Architecture and History @ http://www.buffaloah.com