Once we got there it became obvious the Silo was no longer abandoned, or even existent. Where the silo once stood are high-end high rises. The party was on the 19th floor.
I sampled the cheese, enjoyed the view, and enjoyed tales told by bowtie Bob. Jim was here to buy a book. In this book were photos of the silos that once stood where we were standing, and numerous other places that were once something but are no longer. At least they are no longer what they once were.
The book is filled with photos of places I know. A power plant that once gave light to my house, a school I drive past almost daily, and many other places the authors weren’t allowed to enter. It is a book about buildings and places that were once useful or beautiful, were abandoned and fell into disrepair, and therefore became cool.
Bob told me about the Philly of his youth, El Debarge Jr. and I talked about what was on his iPod, and I think Jim made plans with the author to do something illegal.