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Location DB > Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Glebe Island Silos
Glebe Island Silos
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created by siologen on 1/25/2005 5:57 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 9/1/2006 3:45 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Huge set of Silos
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Not there anymore...
Recommendation: drop everything - must see... cept its gone...
 Physical Information
Somerville Rd, Rozelle
Sydney, New South Wales
Owner: (Was) Graincorp.
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Huge in scale, indeed probably the largest single disused structure ever to be explored by the Cave Clan. 42 stories high, with 7 rooftops, the highest providing a 260 degree panorama of Sydney city. Large 10 storey high workhouse full of conveyors, hoppers, gangways and alcoves, odd levels, huge pits etc.
    The Rave Room, once the site of a large illegal rave was a massive covered space with huge open silo cells, old huts, conveyor platforms running water and power. This was the site of the first Cave Clan Golden Torch Awards.

    Above this room was the Football Feild; a massive tar sheet covered rooftop the size of a football pitch, with climbable billboard ad's at one end and city views from the other.

    Between the Rave Room and the Workhouse was the Void, a huge gap, 20 stories high with bridges joining the two sections. At the bottom of the gap was the Basement, where in 1998 a film crew built a set of a subway station asnd filmed the famous fight scene between Neo and Agent Smith for the film 'The Matrix'. Outside the basement sat the 'Loop' Train used in the scene.

    Underneath the main cells was a warren of passages and open cells, into which you could climb, your voice becoming a boom when amplified by the huge conical space. (think

    The workhouse of the Annexe was a stagnant mess of overflowed mollases, sticky and far less inhabitable than the main workhouse, leading up to a small 40 storey high rooftop.

    The Annexe cells sat next to the main cells, with a huge outdoor gap in between.
     Security Measures
  • None... it had no security whatsoever...
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1926
    Closed: 1999
     Required Equipment
  • Sturdy legs for the 40 storey stairclimb...
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Built in 1926 to store grain and later sugar.
    Left to disuse in 1984.
    Demolished in 1999.
    Secondary set of Cement and Sugar Silos built in 1970s, still in operation.

     Media Coverage
    Article from the Sydney Morning Herald.

     Future Plans
    Already past... is now a big carpark for imported cars.

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    Glebe Island Silos
    Tue, Jan 25th, 2005
    posted by siologen
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    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/1/2006 3:45 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 1 06 at 3:45, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 1 06 at 3:45, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Sep 29 05 at 19:19, Mutt changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Jan 26 05 at 0:41, siologen changed the main information
  • on Jan 26 05 at 0:40, siologen updated basic gallery info
  • on Jan 25 05 at 19:14, siologen updated a gallery picture
  • on Jan 25 05 at 19:12, siologen made this location available
  • on Jan 25 05 at 19:12, siologen updated a gallery picture
  • on Jan 25 05 at 19:11, siologen updated a gallery picture
  • on Jan 25 05 at 19:11, siologen updated a gallery picture
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