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Best Unexpected Beauty: Scrap Pile at Austin Metal & Iron Co., L.P.

Best Unexpected Beauty: Scrap Pile at Austin Metal & Iron Co., L.P.
PHOTO BY Todd V. Wolfson

If you've spent much time on the Eastside, you have probably noticed the extensive murals along the longstanding Austin Metal & Iron Co. If you've been lucky, you've seen the gates opened to the visual cacophony of glittering spikes and tumbling refuse of their scrap pile, lifted in massive, threatening heaps. It's thrilling and industrial, dramatic and, frankly, badass.

1000 E. Fourth, 512/477-4640, www.austinmetalandiron.net

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