Crews take down crane on medical campus

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A portion of Main Street in Buffalo is closed this week as crews use one crane to take down a larger crane at the site of the new Conventus Building.

PHOTOS | See our gallery of construction at the site here

The road is closed between North and High Streets as construction crews continue to work at the “northern gateway” to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The bones of the building are up, and work is now shifting to enclosing the entire building before the weather turns much colder.

When the building is complete, there will be seven floors of office and research space, on top of two floors of underground parking.

Conventus will be home to a mix of tenants, including Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo Medical School, and offices for researchers. There will also be a First Niagara branch on the first floor facing Main Street.

When Conventus is finished next year, it will shine as the newest piece of the puzzle on the medical campus. The UB Medical School will rise just to the south across High Street. They have already broken ground for that building.

The John Oishei Children’s Hospital will eventually replace a surface parking lot between the Conventus Building and Buffalo General Hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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