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Aerial Silo City 2015

Quadcopter pilot Tim Teach (Buffalo SkyCam) has upgraded his flight and camera equipment, and has set out to shoot Silo City. The video provides a nice glimpse of the Outer Harbor, how Route 5 expressway continues to disrupt the waterfront, the City Ship Canal (and the potential that surrounds it), the Buffalo River and the Ohio Street Bridge, Kelly Island (Middle Harbor – home of RiverWorks), Ohio Street, the Old First Ward, and Silo City.

“I got a DJI Phantom 3 Professional and the supporting equipment to make it all work,” says Tim. “The new camera can shoot from 720 to 4K. Shooting at the silos is always cool. Jim “Swannie” Watkins was with me for a bit while we watched some hawks “interact”. They eventually figured out I was not competing for their food and we parted friends. Very cool.”

Other interesting perspectives include views onto the ice boom near Mutual Riverfront Park, the mesmerizing, meandering river, and the relationship between the river and surrounding communities. The Silo City cluster of silos and elevators shows just how impactful the destination will one day be. It’s also cool to see the proximity of Silo City to downtown Buffalo (for those who are still unclear of how close they are to one another). And yes, the hawk can be seen when the music credit rolls.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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