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Adaptive Reuse

On a seriously forlorn section of the South Branch the Santa Fe Grain Elevators stand on their own peninsula, a tight cluster of industrial relics with the power to draw re-invention (and taggers). Not that anything is happening anytime soon, but Lynn Becker wants us all to appreciate the history of the silos and their weighty potential. While many urban silos sit rotting, they still capture the imagination of architects and some have even found rebirth. The nearby Canalport River Walk and upcoming Jeanne Gang boathouse are evidence of some level of commitment to the area. [ArchitectureChicago PLUS]