Photo of the day: The abandoned Red Hook grain terminal

Once a vital part of the city's vibrant grain trade, the terminal has been virtually untouched for nearly 50 years.

The Red Hook Grain Terminal

The Red Hook Grain Terminal Photograph: Abandoned NYC

Back in the day, Red Hook was a busy industrial port and a focal point for the city's grain trade. The Red Hook grain terminal, built around 1918, was a hub for that trade, a place where grain was unloaded from incoming ships, stored and loaded on outgoing ships when a sale was made.

These days, the terminal is no longer in use, and after nearly a half century of abandonment, it has fallen into disrepair. The waterfront is off-limits to visitors, but AbandonedNYC recently snapped a few photos of the ghostly shipping area; though a number of plans have been proposed for the waterfront's redevelopment, the structure still sits untouched...for now.

[h/t Untapped Cities]

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