Northland Pattern Wall Project Nears Completion


Representatives from the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) and Empire State Development inspect the 40ft x 12ft decorative pattern wall that is under construction by SACRA students.  The wall will be installed in the public lobby of the new Northland Workforce Training Center,  an industry-driven, public-private partnership between employers, educational institutions, community and faith-based organizations and state and local government focused on closing the skills gap of the local labor pool.  The Northland Pattern Wall combines wood components crafted by SACRA students with the original wood pattern molds from the former Niagara Machine and Tool Works, the site of the wall's installation. The project offers a meditation on the past and future of skilled labor in Buffalo, while producing an imaginary map of the city.