Industrial Might- An Inside Look
Andrew Emond, a Toronto native living in Montreal, has visited Buffalo many times over the past two years, drawn to photographing the city's many vacant industrial structures. What came to captivate him during his explorations was the evidence of human use found within the structures, whether recently closed or abandoned for decades.
This slideshow of his images includes photos from Freezer Queen, Bethlehem Steel, Buffalo Color and a handful from the silos in "elevator alley" on Childs Street.
"This hands-on examination of Buffalo's industrial past has allowed me to gain a better understanding of why Buffalo is the way it is today and where it might be headed in the future," Emond said. "As an outsider, it has offered valuable insight into Buffalo's ongoing challenges, but also an appreciation of its strength, its diversity and its oft-ignored beauty."
You can check out more of Andrew's photos on his web site.