Derelict Coal Silo, Beacon NY

Coal Silo, Beacon, New York

Beacon, New York is a strange town. Today it’s a quiet, artsy town with the Dia:Beacon art gallery at its core. Even twenty years ago it was a different place. A former industrial centre, its manufacturing base had collapsed. The city was a mix of faded grandeur and industrial architecture. Often right next to each other.

Coal Silo, Beacon, New York

For instance, this coal silo stands immediately behind a church from 1869. It’s hard to know which building overshadows the other.

Coal Silo, Beacon, New York

Though the silo is rusted and derelict, the plot of land is clearly still used.

Coal Silo, Beacon, New York

The whole town is like this. Two entirely different towns occupying the same physical space. Maybe that’s why I’m so attracted to Beacon.

Derelict Coal Silo
Tioronda & Van Nydeck Aves, Beacon, New York
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I am a writer who travels endlessly. Fascinated by how our lives are propelled forward by what's left behind, I thirst to know everything. I read, collect, gather, organise, list. Here are some of the things I read, see and experience. Please make yourself at home: drinks and pretzels will be served shortly. If you'd like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you!

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