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Grain Silo in Iowa Converted into a Large Ice Climbing Wall | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

On Inhabitat today – Grain Silo adaptive reuse. That is some cool digs!

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There aren’t too many places to go ice climbing in the corn fields of Iowa, so avid climbers in the area have to get a little bit creative. Local climber Don Briggs took a staple of the landscape — a grain silo — and converted it into an ice climbing wall. The eight-story structure is covered with ice curtains that run along a large wall and opens every winter, provided that the temperatures are consistently below 26 degrees. The silo, which is located just outside Cedar Falls, Iowa, has become a climbing mecca in the middle of the Great Plains.

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