The Buffalo Heritage Carousel
This timber framed building was designed to be reminiscent of an eight-sided circus tent. It features a unique steel ring system and surrounds the historic DeAngelis Carousel in Buffalo, New York—a merging of old and new technology.
Part of the comprehensive Canalside revitalization project at the terminus of the Erie Canal, the building houses an extremely rare hand-carved 1924 menagerie carousel made in neighboring North Tonawanda. The structure features a solar array roof provided by Tesla that powers the carousel which serves as a focal point for the popular boardwalk area.
View the carousel project from the event webpage.
Our carousel is one of only ten that came out of the Spillman Engineering Corporation that was a hand carved menagerie carousel. I think we need to preserve that type of history. In this example, we tie in renewable energy to our past in a single location and talk about it. I think it is a teaching tool to educate people about renewable energy.
Carima El-Behairy Director of Operations and Development Buffalo Heritage Carousel, Inc.