Standing on the Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis you overlook the Mississippi River and can almost smell flour. You look out and can see a history of rail and river transportation. All around you is an evolving human ecology story of sustainability and resiliency.
For example, below the bridge the St. Anthony locks, once an active Corp of Engineers site and now closed, was part of a recent light art show. Across the river the now closed Pillsbury Mill, has become a collection of artists lofts. The Washburn Mill fire left riverfront ruins that now host the Mill City Museum, where the story of grain, wheat and river transport is told.
Are these a stories of sustainability or resiliency? [Read more…]