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