THE FALLSIDE HOTEL
Once one of the premier hotels in Niagara Falls, New York, the Fallside Hotel (originally a Treadway Inn, then a Parkway) hosted newlyweds, proms, and politicians. Built during a time of renewed investment in Niagara Falls tourism, the hotel would face the threat that destroyed much of the city's downtown and its economy: ill-planned urban renewal projects and unchecked pollution from the area's failing industries. In poor condition even in its final years, it has been purchased by a visionary who hopes to rebuild it and, in doing so, to breathe new life into the town. The craziest thing is that it just might work. Find out more about the Fallside Hotel in "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream".