I recall eating Wonderloaf bread here in the UK back in the 60's and 70's, but thankfully progressed to decent wholemeal loaves.The Wonder Bread factory, built in 1923, was once an industrial icon of Buffalo’s East Side. While it was in operation, the facility produced that classic midcentury staple, as well as Hostess brand snacks. The first floor held massive Wonder ovens, making the surrounding neighborhood smell faintly of bread.
The factory closed in 2004, and has sat empty ever since, in an ever-worsening state of decay. Around 2010 (the same year the building was listed for sale for $800,000), the letter “B” from the giant “Wonder Bread” sign at the top of the building mysteriously went missing. Some months later, the “N” followed, and later the “E.”
The factory remains abandoned today, with just enough fading letters intact to make out its former name.
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The way those worked seemed like a very wasteful way to produce power, maybe this was for the best.Arizona Public Service, Arizona's largest electrical-power utility company, has had a couple jet-turbine-powered generators in the Phoenix area to help with extreme-peak power demands.. The one in Tempe, on the east edge of Phoenix, was decommissioned lears ago and is being dismantled. Here's what it looked like yesterday.
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