National Platform Fast Company Features Silo City



Written by Emily Morrow

Published on March 20, 2014



Can Silo City Save Buffalo?

Buffalo’s own Silo City was featured in Fast Company yesterday. The headline reads, Can These Eerie, Abandoned Grain Silos Help Save Buffalo? I’ll tell you what can help save Buffalo (along with those silos), the continued discussion of Buffalo’s renaissance on national platforms like Fast Company. This piece featuring our historic silos dives into the possibilities Rick Smith envisions for his three silos.


Here’s a snippet of what Fast Company is saying about the emerging city within our city:

Just south of downtown Buffalo, near the city’s First Ward, lies an area of abandoned grain elevators known as Silo City. They sit on the waterfront of Lake Erie like squat memories of Buffalo’s successful past. The silos are in a state of decay–but could they hold the keys to a more prosperous future for the city?


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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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