BUFFALO, New York — A state agency this week is expected to approve spending $5 million for the first phase of a light show project in Buffalo.
The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/18I8oWg ) that the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Wednesday is expected to approve funding for a permanent year-round light show on a grain elevator along the Buffalo River and on several bridges.
The project is expected to open next summer or fall.
The next phase of the project is to illuminate 13 more grain elevators as public art.
The illumination project is expected to bring tourist activity to the city's waterfront during off times of the year. It will be overseen by Ambiances Design Productions, which has drawn international acclaim for its public art display on a grain elevator in Quebec City.