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Silo with mechanical lifting machinery for the storage of grain. Large r.c. elevators were erected in the USA, and these unlikely structures were regarded as exemplary by certain architects such as Mendelsohn (who made many sketches of them) and Gropius (who claimed to find them as impressive as Ancient Egyptian architecture).

R. Banham (1976);Gropius (1913);Mahar-Keplinger (1993);Müller-Wülckow (1929);Torbert (1958)

Subjects: Architecture — Art.

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