It sits on the Williamsburg waterfront as aÂ permanent landmark of Brooklyn’s industrial past.
But since it was abandoned in 2004, theÂ Domino Sugar Factory has fallen victim to the elements, with more than a centuryÂ worth of weather whipping its exterior and causing the materials inside to chipÂ and crumble.
But a group of 50 intrepid scavengers daredÂ to explore the derelict property earlier this year and ventured inside, gettingÂ a first-hand view of the famous factory.
AsÂ Gothamist noted, the hunt, called the Candyland TrespassÂ Safari, wasÂ run as part of Wanderlust Projects. Photographer Tod Seelie wasÂ there to chronicle the early-morning urban safari.
The event was coordinated by video editorÂ N.D. Austin and media producerÂ Ida Benedetto. They emailed would-be scavengersÂ a questionnaire. ThoseÂ selected were asked to bring sturdy shoes, a flashlight,Â and a camera.
In 2007, some of the buildings in the sugarÂ plant were given landmark status, thereby protecting them fromÂ demolition.
According to the New York Times, they agreedÂ to keep several hundred of the residences affordable for low-income andÂ working-class residents.Â