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Concrete Central Pictures-Buffalo River

Rumpy Tunanator

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-Well Rumpy went on an adventure sunday to tour Concrete Central, the future home of Rumpy's Rampage.
1st pic looking NE up Buffalo River.
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Thats the Marine watch tower on the right.
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Looking west at east side of building, man the need to cut these weeds.
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Rumpy Tuna as himself.
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Looking S.W. Hey whats that?
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Somebody lose there car?
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Train depot on bottom of pic
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Inside looking north
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looking north, light way at the end is north entrance
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pipes where grain would come out from cylinders
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looking south, Cargill grain elevator
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moving marine tower on railroad tracks
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Broken windows theory, wait jamie does what?
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Looking NE
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Looking west across Buffalo River
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Top of moving marine tower on right
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Captain Rumpy Tuna ready for battle and Cargill Elevator in background. Looking SW
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One of many tunnels on site, sorry no flashlight, I'm not going in there.
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Hey, those zany kids!
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Looking east
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train loading area, looking north
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Looking south, fixed marine tower in center.
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Wheels
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Spouts
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Dude there's my car!!
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Center of building on its east side
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Fixed marine tower looking west
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Inside tower looking SW towards Cargill elevator.
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Damn, they took down some of the stairs, looking up stair-well in tower.
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Well back from the adventure, time for a drink at Rumpy's
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SkeLeton

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Lovely decoration inside the concrete central :) And the exterior weeds and wrecked cars do give it a classy touch ;)
 

SGB

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I'm thinkin' you'll have room there for your brewery, a climbing wall center, and paintball.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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SGB said:
I'm thinkin' you'll have room there for your brewery, a climbing wall center, and paintball.

Yeah, the place is big enough for that and more. You can see in some of the pictures that people have been playing paintball in there.
And no I was wondering who jamie was too.
 

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Rumpy Tuna said:
Yeah, the place is big enough for that and more. You can see in some of the pictures that people have been playing paintball in there.
And no I was wondering who jamie was too.

Considering the writing over the white paint, I'd have to say a bisexual women with lesbian tendencies?

(Always back to lesbians)
 

SkeLeton

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Those tunnels would be an awesome place for paintball :p How about filling one silo with water and on the bottom you put a transparent buble and put a restaurant there... :p
Or use some for shooting intercontinental missiles mwahahahaha ;)
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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SkeLeton said:
Those tunnels would be an awesome place for paintball :p How about filling one silo with water and on the bottom you put a transparent buble and put a restaurant there... :p
Or use some for shooting intercontinental missiles mwahahahaha ;)

Next time I go I'll be sure to bring a flashligh to check out the tunnels. That picture is from outside where the boats would dock. There's some tunnels inside too, and I have yet to make to the top of the building. I'll be sure to take some more pics on my next adventure and I'll bring some rope so I can try and reach the top of the marine tower.;)
 

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I was hoping for a picture of the inside of one of the tubes. How big are they, exactly?

Also, it looks like it already is a paintball arena! ;)


Mod Edit (nerudite): Deleted jordanb's astounding colloquial vocabularly lesson. Keep it cleaner outside the FAC, please.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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I read what you wrote, but I will ask anyway, why where you touring this site?
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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H said:
I read what you wrote, but I will ask anyway, why where you touring this site?

-I'm doing a project on site location and building reuse. The project is to turn the building into a brewery, although other options have been added to the mix. Some day I would like to open a business and this is something I would like to do, although I'd have to start out small.
Here's the link to the original thread I started about what to do with the building.
http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8992
 

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Rumpy Tuna said:
-I'm doing a project on site location and building reuse. The project is to turn the building into a brewery, although other options have been added to the mix. Some day I would like to open a business and this is something I would like to do, although I'd have to start out small.
Here's the link to the original thread I started about what to do with the building.
http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8992

Oh yeah, I even voted on that thread. I didn’t put the two together, I should pay more attention. :)
 

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Maybe I shouldn't ask, but...

Who owns the building? Does the city control it or is it "abandoned?"

Do you have permission to go in there or are you, um...

Will you arrange a CyburbiaTour ™ for all of us who are interested in the derelict industrial history of America?
 

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H said:
Oh yeah, I even voted on that thread. I didn’t put the two together, I should pay more attention. :)
Time to take your Ritalin H?


Great Pics Rumpy!
I don't know if it's natural curiosity or some sort of strange planners malady, but for one really enjoy investigating and exploring old and abandoned structures. Something about the sense of exploration and the aura of neglectful decay that makes going to these places so interesting.
 

SkeLeton

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We have an abandoned (semi-constructed actually) building, right by the river, but it's not very accesible, and heavily locked up, and they stopped building it in the late '90s (1998 I believe) and there are no aparent signs from vandalism from the outside, nor have I heard of any crime cases there, and there are no people living there. That's more or less the "bright" side... it hasn't been vandalized.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Cardinal said:
Maybe I shouldn't ask, but...

Who owns the building? Does the city control it or is it "abandoned?"

Do you have permission to go in there or are you, um...

Will you arrange a CyburbiaTour ™ for all of us who are interested in the derelict industrial history of America?

-Currently the City of Buffalo owns the building and the last time I checked, they had it assesed at $139,000. Of course thats from their map site, and I don't think its been updated in a while. From what I've been told, if you want to buy the building they'll give it to you for $1, but you'll probally have to pay back taxes. It also has been granted historical status by the national historical whoever they are.
-Permission? We don't need no stinking permission! Actually, technically I was tress... The only way to get access to the building is to go on the raiload company CSX's property, by following the tracks, unless you've got a boat. From what I've heard from other people, they've been questioned by the railroad police, but usually they'll let you go. I've been back there on numerous occasions and haven't had a problem.
-Of course when your wearing a green & white mess hat that says "Rumpy the Tunanator" on it, and you've got a truck full of orange cones in the back, nobody seems to question what your doing.
-Tour huh, real or virtual? If your ever in the area I can show you around all the industrial sites.;)
 

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Rumpy Tuna said:
[BIf your ever in the area I can show you around all the inustrial sites.;) [/B]

I think I have just made up my mind where to go on my next vacation. Anyone else? Let's go to Buffalo!
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Cardinal said:
I think I have just made up my mind where to go on my next vacation. Anyone else? Let's go to Buffalo!

-Afterwards we can hit the bars, and of course Rumpy's Speakeasy.

biscuit said:
Time to take your Ritalin H?
Great Pics Rumpy!
I don't know if it's natural curiosity or some sort of strange planners malady, but for one really enjoy investigating and exploring old and abandoned structures. Something about the sense of exploration and the aura of neglectful decay that makes going to these places so interesting.

There's more places to explore, I'll have to take more pics.
 

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Here's another pic (looking east) with Cargill Elevator in center and Concrete Central on the left. On the right you can see some train cars, And the path I'm on is the railroads ROW.
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Alright here's some more pics of various grain elevators in Buffalo. I'll have to update this later to find some of the names because they've changed over the years.

Looking south across site of canal excavation of commercial slip.
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Looking North up Buffalo River from water
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Looking North out of water
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Looking east
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One thats still working, looking east
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Looking North, NW
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Concrete Central in background and beautiful salvage yard in foreground.
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