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The Beauty of Decay: Domino Sugar Factory

June 13, 2014

 

Haven’t posted in awhile because I have been busy with things that I will hopefully announce soon. While we are waiting, I thought I would post some of the photos I recently took at the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn over the weekend.
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The Domino Sugar factory, which opened in 1856 was once the largest sugar refinery in the world but now is an abandoned New York landmark.
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The building looms over the edge of Williamsburg like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and will soon be renovated for modern condos.
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As you approach the massive shell of the storage shed  a sweet and pungent smell of aging sugar fills the air. Upon entering the facility, you become distracted that parts of the crumbling building might start falling down around you. You also witness remains of the building’s historical past with sugar piles on top of columns and behind walls, as well as the discoloration of aluminum paneling caused by years of the caramelized sugar stains.
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Through it all you realize that there is still so much beauty in this aging building and it will be a sad day when it is gone.

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