Red Hook Grain Terminal – September 18, 2010

Built in 1922, the grain terminal was meant to field massive amounts of feed from the Erie Basin. Barges would tie up next to the terminals and grain was unloaded to be washed, dried, cooled and stored. Unfortunately, its $2.5 million cost was slow to recoup due to increasing lack of business (suppliers could get cheaper grain from down south) and it closed its bombay doors in 1965. It’s been abandoned since. Since then, there’s been talk of converting the space for numerous uses.. everything from a recycling plant to a movie studio. As you’ll see from the pictures below, nothing ever panned out…

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As it stands

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Black blush

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Worldly

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Shaft’d

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Long way down

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Catitti

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You don’t say

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Frame’d

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Stalagtits

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Greeting

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Waterbreak, 100 ft

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Terminal Terms

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Tagg’d

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Skylit

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From the North

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From the south

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Grainy Bin

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Glass ½ full

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Old Days

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Carlíto Brigante

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This a quick Vid of a small rock dropping down the siloh. The sound gives a good idea just how big these things are. Amazing that all the concrete was poured in 13 days…

http://www.vimeo.com/15078414

90 feet down

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Turnical

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Owley

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Skylight

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Movers/Shakers

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Life finds a way

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Rustartistry

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Panoramic views from the roof

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The Harbor Master

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Wallyburgh Savings with Gowanus Hellway in the foreground

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The Slope – due East

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Southeast to Bay Ridge

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Grainin’ & Pourin’

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Contrast I

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1944

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Throughfare

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Unloved Canal

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Foxhole

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Halved revisited…

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3rd Ave bottle depot

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Castillo de F-Train

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More oil slick “art” from the Gowanus Canal’s depths

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Contrast II

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This gate was ripped away by the tornado

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Wadda you lookin at!!??

7 thoughts on “Red Hook Grain Terminal – September 18, 2010

  1. Thanks, Uncle Chris. No tripod (although I would have liked one on this trip. Had to fight off the shakes from fasting, that was tougher than getting into the building! Thanks for visiting the site…

  2. Care to elaborate, Jane Doe? What’s so sick about exploring abandoned buildings? You scared of getting kooties?

  3. Good afternoon. I love these different shots, and I was actually writing a script, and a scene takes place in a warehouse. Do you know who I should contact? Leaving my email. Thank you!

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