The University of Louisville Foundation has reportedly requested bids for the demolition of the 22 silos which have been located there for more than 60 years. The foundation purchased the property after the Solae Corporation ceased operations there in early 2013. The company had maintained giant UofL banners on the silos since 1998.
“Once we get those silos down, folks will have a great view of the University of Louisville Belknap campus that, as most people know, has been totally transformed in the past couple of years,” UofL spokesman Mark Hebert told WFPL in December.
Upwards of 60,000 vehicles pass the site daily on Interstate 65. The removal of the silos, which can’t come soon enough for many people, will indeed provide more visible recognition of the school’s role as one of the most involved and beloved institutions in the community.