In cooperation with American and German radio producers and broadcasters the Goethe-Institut USA produces roughly 50 radio features for the program The Big Pond. A US-German Listening Series. Features are being broadcasted nation-wide in the United States on a weekly basis. All are available for free download in podcast Format.
This episode of The Big Pond shines a light on Buffalo (New York), which was once the world’s largest grain port. More than a dozen enormous grain silos – awesome colossi made of wood, steel, and reinforced concrete – still attest to this fact. Their surreal appearance managed to catch the attention of European pioneers in the field of modern architecture, including Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe.