Sabres Staff On Hand For Completion of Steel Framing At HARBORCenter
The Sabres “topped off” the steel framing for construction at the HARBORCenter yesterday with a 40-foot beam “brightly painted in Sabres’ blue and yellow covered with signatures” of construction workers, staff, Owners Terry and Kim Pegula and President Ted Black, according to Jonathan Epstein of the BUFFALO NEWS. A hockey stick, U.S. and Sabres flags, and banners of the contractors and labor union also “were attached.” Sabres Chief Development Officer Cliff Benson said, “For the guys who are out here every day, this is a big day. Fifteen months ago, we broke ground, and here we stand today. It’s nothing short of a phenomenal effort.” The 20-story mixed-use facility that will be connected to the First Niagara Center is now “more than 70 percent complete, although it is slightly late.” M. A. Mortenson Superintendent Ryan Poropat said, “We’re going to finish at the end of October” (BUFFALO NEWS, 6/26).