Here are 2 links to a discussion on a Buffalo area MB about the numerous grain elevators that are located in and around the Buffalo River just south of downtown Buffalo. They're a vestige of the days when Buffalo was the grain transshipment center of the Western world, and one of the nation's major flour milling centers. Many have already been demo'd and of the remaining ones, many are no long in use. A few, like the General Mills elevator remain active grain storage facilities.
Wither the Grain Elevators? This is the lead thread about the future of the grain elevators, brought on by a company that owns one of them wanting to demo it. Grain elevators are really problematic because of their size, shape, and location.
Repurposing Grain Elevators This is a secondary thread on what other cities have done with their elevators.
Any thoughts on what might be practical repurposing of grain elevators? Any thoughts about them in general?