See Williamsburg’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Building Before It’s Gone

Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar factory has long been a neighborhood landmark. Built in 1884 and abandoned since 2004, the former refinery was sold for $185 million earlier this year, and stands to become an expensive, 2,200-unit residential complex, with retail and office space as well.

Seizing the opportunity to document a crucial piece of old Williamsburg before it becomes yet another high-rise, intrepid filmmaker 2e (the guy behind these two NYC-exploration films) went inside the plant, documenting it in all its ruinous glory. The editing gets distracting towards the end–all Photoshop-style filters and quick, irregular cuts–but even so, his footage makes a fitting tribute to the Brooklyn relic.