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Concrete-Central Grain Elevator

175 Buffalo River, Buffalo, Erie County
Buffalo NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1915
Floor Count7
Building Uses
 - unused
 - mechanical
 - warehouse
 - industrial
Structural Types
 - silo
 - tower
 - exterior elevator
Architectural Style
 - brutalist
Materials
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof205 ftHistoric American Engineering Record, National Park Service
Main roof151 ft''

Description
• Concrete Central stretches along the Buffalo River for almost a quarter of a mile and was the largest elevator ever built in the Buffalo area. When it was in operation, it had the capacity to handle a total of 4.5 million bushels of grain. The elevator allowed crews to load and unload 20 railroad cars an hour, three marine legs could load and unload three massive lake freighters at one time.

Reference images: http://www.undercity.org/photos/Buffalo_ConcreteCentral/index.htm

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