- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - One of Buffalo’s historic grain elevators is the backdrop for a new public art project.

Officials are set to flip the switch Wednesday on a light show projected onto the Connecting Terminal grain elevator on the city’s waterfront.

The hulking structure will be lit up year round and visible from the emerging Canalside district.

The illumination is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday during a celebration that will feature live music, speeches and a brief lesson about Buffalo’s history as a major grain port.

More than 30 concrete grain elevators were built during the first half of the 20th century to store Midwestern grain that was being transported from the Great Lakes to eastern ports via the Erie Canal.

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