Drone Video Gives Bird's Eye View from Plainfield Grain Elevator

Check out the skyline on YouTube.

Credit: YouTube screenshot
Credit: YouTube screenshot
Not too many people can say they've seen the view from the top of the old grain elevator in Plainfield.

But now you can, thanks to Plainfield High School graduate Dan Hoffman, who used a drone to shoot video of the historic Main Street structure on Monday evening.

Hoffman, who now lives in Shorewood, said he's always been intrigued by the building.

"That building has always been an interesting landmark to me," he said.

The minute-and-a-half long video shows the view from above the grain elevator, built in 1912 by the Plainfield Grain Company. The concrete and steel reinforced structure is reportedly the tallest building for 35 miles.

Along with the tower, several other related buildings remain standing today. The former grain company office and scalehouse is now home to the Plainfield Historical Society Main Street Museum.

Click on the embedded video or head over to YouTube and check out the view from the top.

JoAnn Argoudelis Edenburn June 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Last in Line...good song and it fits
Dan B June 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Great, now the police department will use drones for seat belt infractions!
Gregory Zonsius June 12, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Plainfield has a few good shots in this Aerial Demo also. http://www.zoncom.com/aerial-videos/
tratnik June 13, 2014 at 02:42 PM
It is the EYESORE of Plainfield!
Ron Jidzny June 13, 2014 at 03:20 PM
It's a close one between Baci and this building as the leading eyesores. Plainfield residents better start paying attention to Monday nights Village Board Meeting Agenda. Take a look at what the police want to buy now. They already have a Mine Resistant Armored Ambush vehicle that can drive through 4 feet of water and 6 feet of snow drifts. Don't they always tell us not to drive through water because you don't know how deep it really is? Snow removal is what public works is for and the water rescue team on the fire department is to help dumb drivers who drive into flood waters. Now more surveillance with a video camera trailer? Why is our police department investing in this type of technology? How many other police departments are using this? What crime patterns are justifying this purchase? How many violent crimes will any of this prevent? None! Is Plainfield going to be going to war with its own citizens? I don't want to live in a police state in Plainfield where we are under more surveillance than what we already are. Regardless of what pot this money comes out of it is completely unnecessary. And Monday night there probably won't even be one comment or question of this purchase.


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