Silo City is both the past and future of Buffalo

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Silo city with gray sky

credit: Chuck Wolfe

Silo City is the name given to what was once the industrial heart of Buffalo, when transport relied on the Erie and other canals that were built before the railroads. Buffalo was the terminus for getting 2 million bushels of grain each year from the midwest to the east coast through the canal network. The concrete grain elevator was invented here (they used to be wood and would burn down regularly).