Petition Nadine Marrero, Director of Planning City of Buffalo, Planning Board

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).