Let's say you restore the building, bring it up the requirements for disabled access, and install a number of displays depicting the history of the Station, even manage to hire staff to maintain the building. Just the elevator will cost huge money.
What then? Where do the throngs of visitors park? With Food Science re-opening, there are very few parking spots available. Are the utilities separate from the Station, or do we expect Cornell to give it free access to power, water, sewer, etc.?
A well-intentioned but misguided effort.
All good questions and I'm guessing the Friends will not be able to answer without a well-researched plan. As you say, "well-intentioned" but good intentions are not all that is required to make this happen. What "this" is and how it will "happen" are the answers that would help everyone decide if it is worth it.