Faded glory: Nine Tri-State hulks and their contrasting futures

Posted: 6:00 AM, Oct 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-30 14:05:38Z

CINCINNATI -- A city as old as Cincinnati has its scars. 

While we bask in the afterglow of BLINK, which drew the largest gathering ever recorded in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, the Tri-State is still home to some faded giants. 

Vacant factories, towering grain mills and breweries built like battle ships still cross our gaze on our daily commutes.

Ever wonder why they were built and what's going to happen to them? We did, too. Here's a look at nine of our once (and future?) glories.  

Nine Hulks

Bob Driehaus covers economic development. Contact him and follow stories on Facebook , Google , and Twitter .