I loved the roundness, the rustiness, the pointy top pushing into the blue sky.
I wanted to climb the scant winding staircase.....
.....and see on the other side of this little door.
It reminded me of a chubby land-locked lighthouse.
To add to the novelty: this bin is located at the intersection of
7th Street and 7th Avenue.
In contrast to the tall, round white of the bin, stands a no less huge angular and red structure,
yet they seemed to go together like a long married couple
What little information I could find:
Built in 1952, the renovated grain silo has been used as a hat shop, a vegetable shop, a resale shop, a donut shop and a teenage club. The upstairs was used as businesses and beauty shops, and apartments. [Source]
At one time there were plans for this to be an antiques/skating/eating establishment.
Both appear to be vacant today. I wonder what future lives are in store for these two old beauties.