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(Mother Nature Network)   Someday you'll look back nostalgically on when you were in college and lived in a grain silo   ( mnn.com) divider line
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2014-02-13 08:49:28 AM  
James Joyce wrote lovingly of living in a stone silo.

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2014-02-13 09:08:03 AM  
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Akron beat you to it.
2014-02-13 09:28:37 AM  
Paris did better
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Université Paris Diderot
2014-02-13 09:36:32 AM  
I was thinking more along the lines of:
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I've always thought a home in something like this would be great.
2014-02-13 09:45:10 AM  
Heh...the article says that's not a trampoline on the roof...but it sure LOOKS like a trampoline on the roof...
2014-02-13 09:47:48 AM  

sulco: something like this would be great.

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2014-02-13 10:13:31 AM  
I've never known anybody who lived it a grain silo.  Knew a couple guys who died in one, though.  Buried in corn.
2014-02-13 11:24:50 AM  
Wow, the pics in the article are scary as hell.
"Let's just throw a bunch of shiat on top and along side this silo and rent it out to students. Brilliant!"

I sure hope they anchored those storage containers to the wall.
2014-02-13 12:07:03 PM  

TenJed_77: sulco: something like this would be great.

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Now THAT is awesome.... would like another floor or two though with that deck that's on the 2nd floor.
2014-02-13 02:54:32 PM  

TenJed_77: sulco: something like this would be great.

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From here
2014-02-13 04:02:09 PM  
On the one hand, building codes seem nonexistent, but on the other hand, they only have earthquakes when the mines under the city collapse, so everything should be fine...  http://www.citypress.co.za/news/sa-immune-us-size-earthquakes/
2014-02-13 09:02:03 PM  
This just makes me think of Fallout.  I'm not opposed to recycling used containers for living space, but it seems like it requires a decent amount of planning to ensure there is good...say...air circulation, among other things.
2014-02-14 01:06:48 AM  
i remember old grain silos as a kid that were run down and dilapidated and such; they made great playscapes (without consideration of the peril).
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