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A miscellany of items about grain elevators around the world, focusing on history and heritage.
Curated by David Worth
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South Africa: A lover of dirty, smelly and unsightly architecture

South Africa: A lover of dirty, smelly and unsightly architecture | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Industrial archaeologist David Worth champions the bleak monuments of South Africa's industrial architecture.
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Spain: reuse of a former bakery (1920) in Vigo.

Spain: reuse of a former bakery (1920) in Vigo. | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Las Yarza Twins son dos diseñadoras que quieren relanzar el proyecto de rehabilitación de La Panificadora en Vigo
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USA: The silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston

USA: The silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it

The Silos Project is a multi-media photographic installation created by Spring Street Studio artists Syd Moen and Gary Watson that will document the transformation of the Riviana rice facility to THE SILOS, a new arts community in the Washington Avenue Arts District. The installation is designed to be immersive and observational, using 360-degree digital imaging as well as traditional black-and-white analog photography. 

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Canada: Grain Elevators at Mosleigh, Alberta - artworks by Rod Jellison

Canada: Grain Elevators at Mosleigh, Alberta - artworks by Rod Jellison | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Grain elevators at Mosleigh Alberta in Canada. A common sight in the small prairie towns in Canada. These licensed locations is where the grai
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Spain: The grain silos at Estación Arroyo-Malpartida

Spain: The grain silos at Estación Arroyo-Malpartida | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it

Estación Arroyo-Malpartida es una pedanía de la ciudad de Cáceres (Extremadura).

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Canada: Manitoba photographer captures province's remaining grain elevators

Canada: Manitoba photographer captures province's remaining grain elevators | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it

All she needed was one nice photo of something that represented an iconic Manitoba scene, but what Winnipeg amateur photographer Jean McManus got into was a much larger, history-rich project.

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Spain: disused grain silos at Senpa in Ciudad Real

Spain: disused grain silos at Senpa in Ciudad Real | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Los viejos silos de cereal se alzan a la entrada de Ciudad Real como una catedral olvidada. Abandonados a su suerte desde hace muchos años, la crisis económica ha frenado en seco el proyecto anunciado por la alcaldesa, Rosa Romero, en la última campaña electoral, de transformar esta particular edificación en un centro cultural gastronómico que acogiera también un museo del vino para dar a conocer la riqueza enológica de la tierra. El proyecto, de momento, está aparcado. Tan sólo la colaboración privada podría reactivarlo.
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China: Re-Living the City

China: Re-Living the City | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
“Re-Living the City”, sixth edition of Shenzhen’s architecture and urbanism biennale opened on December 4. Aaron Betsky recounts “his” biennale and the crucial topics of the city’s future.
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Canada: Thunder Bay grain elevator

Grain grown on Canada's prairies flows through the century-old Richardson elevator in Thunder Bay where workers sift and clean it before loading it on ships ...

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Good short film on the operations of a modern port elevator.

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USA: Two wooden grain elevators in Reed Point, Montana

USA: Two wooden grain elevators in Reed Point, Montana | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it

Jason O'Neil on Instagram:

“Two wooden grain elevators, once belonging to Occident Flour, stand silently as an abandoned farm truck rusts away in Reed Point, MT.”

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USA: Buffalo's silos illuminated

USA: Buffalo's silos illuminated | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it

Aaron Bobeck on Instagram - great photograph

“Finally got a shot of the Buffalo Grain Elevator! With @juliak213 #capturebuffalo #buffalove”

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Argentina: Reusing grain silos in Rosario

Argentina: Reusing grain silos in Rosario | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Arquitectos: Estudio de Arquitectura Gerardo Caballero | Gerardo Caballero, Maite Fernández, Rubén Palumbo Equipo de Proyecto: Florenci
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Norway: In Oslo, a student housing complex has been created in a former grain elevator

Norway: In Oslo, a student housing complex has been created in a former grain elevator | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Grünerløkka Studenthus is a 1950s grain elevator located along the Akerselva River in Oslo that has been converted into a 19-story student housing facility.
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Lithuania: Proposed reuse of grain elevator in Vilnius to house city archives (by Gabriele Baleisyte)

Lithuania: Proposed reuse of grain elevator in Vilnius to house city archives (by Gabriele Baleisyte) | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Vilnius, Lithuania
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USA: Grain Elevators in San Francico, photographed by Amy Heiden

USA: Grain Elevators in San Francico, photographed by Amy Heiden | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Grain Silos, San Francisco https://t.co/mNp8tS7BUt
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USA: Following Function - Putting the Industrial Buildings that Inspired the Modernist Movement Back to Work

USA: Following Function - Putting the Industrial Buildings that Inspired the Modernist Movement Back to Work | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Sculptural cylinders of the Marine ‘A’ Grain Elevator (1925) in Buffalo (Photo Credit: Miriam Kelly, 2013)
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Syria: Grain elevators on the 100 pound banknote

Syria: Grain elevators on the 100 pound banknote | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
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Australia: Grain producers lament closure of silos and threat to future of grain-belt communities

Australia: Grain producers lament closure of silos and threat to future of grain-belt communities | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it

Grain silos have long been at the heart of grain belt communities but, as hundreds close down across Australia, the imposing structures are becoming symbols of the past.

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Australia: Painting Brim’s grain silo’s solo a tall order for Guido van Helten

Australia: Painting Brim’s grain silo’s solo a tall order for Guido van Helten | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it

AS THE intense Wimmera heat eased on Sunday, a figure emerged on one of Brim’s decommissioned grain silos.

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Another example of the recent fashion for artists to use silos as canvases.

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Italy: Catania - capital of street art

Italy: Catania - capital of street art | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
Nella città siciliana è in corso una grande mostra dedicata alle origini e alla storia del graffitismo. E per l’occasione il famoso street artist portoghese Vhils ha realizzato un enorme murale nel porto di Catania.
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Canada: Tug boat and grain elevators in Montréal's old port

Canada: Tug boat and grain elevators in Montréal's old port | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it

RoadTrip Mag on Instagram: Tug boat in Montréal's old port, grain elevators 

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Qatar: Doha Flour Mills to become major art gallery and museum - The Art Mill

Qatar: Doha Flour Mills to become major art gallery and museum - The Art Mill | Grain Elevators | Scoop.it
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