Title: Santa Fe Grain Elevators

Capture Date/Time: March 7 2010 11:57
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 40mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/10 - 1/400 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

Taken during my Sunday morning bike ride, the Santa Fe Railroad Grain Elevators is more casually known as the "Damen Silos."

This large grain processing complex was built in 1906. In 1932, a grain dust explosion ignited a fire which destroyed the original timber and brick building. The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad rebuilt the concrete processing house with fourteen reinforced concrete silos. After reconstruction, the railroad leased the facility to the Stratton Grain Company. It has long been abandoned.

5 commentsAdd yours

03.08.10/12:35 PM wvallen said:

this place is amazing. the graf is particularly interesting. the amount of paint crews lug up there bows my mind. also, i think the tribute to evol is epic.

03.11.10/02:40 PM ana said:

!!!!!! I have tried to get to this place, but only have shots from 55

04.01.10/02:00 PM Josh Mitchell said:

I always wondered how the heck the graffiti artists tagged the top portion of this structure.

04.16.10/12:50 PM Extra Crispy said:

Up the stairs

06.08.10/04:41 PM Laurens Kuipers said:

Great cityscape!