9. Second Longest Grain Elevator, Hutchinson, Kansas

1413 127 miles from the Center of the USA
This 2,600 foot long concrete grain storage terminal in Hutchinson, Kansas, is the nation’s second longest grain elevator (after a 2,700 foot long one in nearby Wichita).  Built in 1961, it is known as Terminal J and is operated by Archers Daniels Midland. The elevator, incidentally, is the tower in the middle that lifts the material into surrounding storage vessels, in this case hundreds of adjacent concrete silos.

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