NewsLocal News


Demolition of Great Northern Grain Elevator can start after temporary restraining order vacated

Great Northern Grain Elevator
Posted at 3:37 PM, Jan 05, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Demolition of the Great Northern Grain Elevator in Buffalo can begin after a judge vacated a temporary restraining order that prevented demolition.

In court documents, the ruling indicated that the efforts to demolish the damaged grain elevator can begin.

The grain elevator was damaged during wind storms on December 11.

Several preservation groups attempted to save the grain elevator from demolition.

ADM released the following statement on Wednesday

Our primary concern is always the safety of the public, our neighbors, and our employees. The court’s decision now allows us to actively address the significant safety concerns the structure poses on-site and at adjacent properties and roadways. Pursuant to the order, we will begin the required demolition activities without delay to address the immediate safety concerns.

In the meantime, we are identifying artifacts from the structure that can potentially be preserved safely. We are also reaching out to potential partners to discuss ways in which those items can be displayed and shared with the community to celebrate the legacy of the structure for years to come.

We are committed to completing the demolition in a prompt, responsible and safe manner and appreciate the support and understanding of the local community as we prioritize colleague and community safety in this difficult circumstance.
Jackie Anderson, ADM Spokesperson

You can view the court ruling below.
Grain Elevator court ruling by Paul Ross on Scribd