Monday, July 7, 2008

Hunter Meatpacking Plant #1

Wandering around aimlessly, my crew and I found the partially demolished Hunter Meatpacking Plant in East St. Louis. I mused that maybe the reason they stopped demolition was that they realized what an architecturally interesting building the plant was. OK, I admit that there is 98% chance that is not the reason why.Nonetheless, the building displays some wonderful terracotta touches that make modern-day, bare bones industrial buildings look sad and plain.The complex is absolutely gigantic, sitting not far for the National Stockyards. See an aerial view of the plant here.

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