Time Warner Cable News reported on June 13, 2015 that demolition has begun on the north building as part of a $14 million project to replace it with 8 new buildings and 48 apartments.
Mid Century Modern Buffalo strongly supports the preservation and adaptive use of all of Paul Rudolph's remaining Shoreline Apartments in Buffalo, NY. The complex, built in two phases between 1971-1974, is a master planned residential community which reads as a unified district, is significant as one of the largest NY State public housing projects built outside of NYC, marking a significant step toward public housing built to high design standards at low cost. It is the design of a master architect and is a unique example of the melding of garden city and federal greenbelt planning principles with the diagonal geometries and animated textured surfaces of the Brutalist architectural style, of which Paul Rudolph was one of its leading proponents.
The full complex and site were determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (SHPO).
Buffalo Rising published a commentary on February 18, 2014 on the deteriorating condition of massive residential complex and that it has reached a critical point. The article can be read here.
On January 15, 2014, DOCOMOMO US reported that the Shoreline Apartments face a threat of demolition.
Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C reported:
"Paul Rudolph’s Shoreline Apartments, a 1974 complex of low-income housing which occupies 9.5 acres on the edge of downtown Buffalo, is facing the first of several projected phases of “upgrades” which call for demolition of currently unoccupied Rudolph-designed units and replacement with suburban like townhouses."