Abandoned grain silos + bee colony living in abandoned grain silo = inspiration for biomimicry project. Isn’t the Rust Belt fun?
From inhabitat, a description of the U Buffalo students’ brilliant design:
Elevator B gently mimics the long-abandoned silos that sit on the land on Buffalo’s waterfront, where the bee colony was found. The glittering structure rises twenty-two feet, and it stands freely on the silo city grounds. The framework of hexagonal shapes allows the bees to freely live and build just as they did in the similarly shaped grain silos adjacent to the new tower.