Kirsten Jahn

Project Background

This video was produced under the direction of the Canisius College Video Institute. I produced it with a partner, Scott Richardson, during my last semester of college.

The Buffalo Central Terminal opened to the public on June 22, 1929. Built by the New York Central Railroad and designed by architects Alfred T. Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, the art deco style station was built to accommodate up to 3,200 passengers per hour, or 200 trains per day. The complex consists of the main concourse, a 17 story office tower, a four story baggage building and two story mail building along Curtiss Street, and the now detached train concourse. The complex sits on a 17 acre site 2.5 miles east of downtown Buffalo.

The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. They currently sell this on DVD at their online store. To learn more about the building please visit,

Project Stats

Production Started: December 2007

Production Completed: May 2008

Equipment: Canon XL-2

Software: Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop

Awards & Accolades

Airred across New York state on public television

2008 Award of Distinction, Documentary and Student categories, Communicator Awards (sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts)

2008 Telly Awards (2)

2008 Gold Excalibur Award, Public Relations Society of America