06/15/12 - Inside The Domino Sugar Factory
We've always been fascinated by the long since abandoned Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg and have always wanted to know what it would be like to go inside. Luckily for us AbandonedNYC recently posted these pictures showing just that. Although we still have a strong desire to make a personal exploration inside the factory these photos will keep us satisfied until we do.
The Domino Sugar refinery was built in 1884 and is a symbol of Brooklyn's rapidly disappearing industrial past. At its peak, the site employed over 5,000 workers, capable of producing three million pounds of processed sugar a day. Production at the Williamsburg plant ended in the early 2000s and the plant was ultimately sold to Community Preservation Corporation and developer Isaac Katan. Currently there are plans to preserve and renovate the central refinery building and construct a grouping of horrendous modern residential high-rises in the footprint of the surrounding industrial complex.
The AbandonedNYC article about the Domino Sugar Refinery can be seen in its entirety here.