Think big when it comes to downtown Buffalo and it’s harbors! Tear down that Skyway! Build a Super-Stadium/Convention Center! Hell, bring in a casino! Paint some lawn chairs and build a snack-shack! Think outside of the box!
But even if the Skyway stays, some have better suggestions to help ferry visitors from the city to it’s inner and outer harbors. Let’s build “Urban Cable Cars!” Well, I say “phooey!”
But if you really want to “dream a dream” then I humbly suggest Falkor the Luck Dragon.
I mean, Falkor and Buffalo would be a perfect fit. Consider:
Falkor is a luck dragon, a marvelous, feather/fur creature that saves Atreyu in the Fantasia land known as The Swamps of Sadness. (Outer Harbor, anyone?) Best known for his positive outlook, Falkor helps Atreyu with not only extra-fast flight (way better than pedestrian bridges, cable cars, airships, dirigibles, blimps and zip lines), but with encouragement and hope. Falkor was one of the few survivors of The Nothing (Buffalo population decline, empty homes and empty large scale office towers) that almost consumed Fantasia, and was the subject of Bastian’s very first wish to bring Fantasia back.
And with such lofty, unfeasible and financially unsound ideas that are being proposed, we’ll need all the luck dragons we can get…