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Rick Smith's Big Plans for Abandoned Grain Silos in Buffalo

Lee Fatone

"During his search for what else he could do with the space, he attended a preservation conference...He listened to their ideas about identity and historical value as tools to boost economic progress, not hinder it--and this led him to value the silos in a new way....Part of his plan involves making Silo City a center for design, a place where art and commerce collide. He imagines a buzzing mini-metropolis where students, artists, and designers live and work."

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