Liverpool, England

Nothing lasts but nothing is lost

Date August 2006
Posted November 2012
Liverpool's Tate & Lyle sugar silo
It's hard to believe that it's over six years since I first explored the semi-abandoned Tate & Lyle sugar silo, and harder still to think that it's three and a half years since I climbed amongst the debris and severed steelwork to photograph the demolition of the conveyor tower.

During the years that I visited the place I watched as it deteriorated. Wire was stripped out by thieves, kids and vandals mindlessly smashed things and the tower was generally ransacked. But does it really matter? Eventually the bulldozers rolled in and took it all apart, and so the cycle continues. The detritus and the scrap goes off to another place for another purpose. Still, in place of the tower there's some new kind of energy plant, and I can't imagine it'll make for very interesting exploration when it's time comes. Make the most of the old stuff while you can...

Tate & Lyle sugar silo, Liverpool, England (2006) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Tate & Lyle sugar silo, Liverpool, England (2006) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Tate & Lyle sugar silo, Liverpool, England (2006) courtesy of adventuretwo.net



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Tate & Lyle Sugar Silo Wikipedia
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