A Look At Buffalo’s Grain Elevators [Photos]
As the saying goes: "Should it stay or should it go?" Buffalo has a rich history thanks to the natural body of water that is Lake Erie. From The Erie Canal to the grain elevators, these two endeavors changed the way of life for people here and made this area one of the richest cities at the turn of the 1900s.
There is no doubt that they are historical, playing a significant role in this area's financial history. But when is time to say goodbye to certain structures, that may have their place in history, but due to neglect, and dilapidation, they risk becoming a threat to people in the surrounding area of the building?
Labatt Brewery embraced one of them turning it into a giant billboard, and there was an artist that staged nightly light shows. The Buffalo Riverworks has repurposed the area creating a thrill-seekers obstacle course.
But what about the most recent damage caused to the Great Northern grain elevator back in December 2021? Should it stay or should it go?
Whatever your stance is on the debate, there is no denying that these structures are amazingly awe-inspiring, considering when they were designed and built. Take a tour below courtesy of local photographer, Karl Josker, who captured the elevators in all of their glory. See more of Karl's work HERE.
A Look At Buffalo's Grain Elevators [Photos]
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