Can Grain Elevators Resuscitate Buffalo's Economy?

The days of the city's fabled structures may be numbered, as a battle is raging about whether historic, hulking grain elevators are hindering Buffalo's economy.
December 19, 2003, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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If you find yourself at the right place along Buffalo, New York's waterfront, and the wind cooperates, you can still detect a tinge of sugary sweetness in the air, floating, it seems, off the banks of the Buffalo River. It is the aroma of industry, and it comes from one of the two grain elevators that still operate here at the tip of Kelly Island. However, the days of the city's fabled structures may be numbered, as a battle is raging about whether the historic, hulking elevators are hindering Buffalo's economy.

Thanks to Julie Taraska

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Published on Thursday, December 18, 2003 in MetropolisMag.com
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