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Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.
Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.

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Although it's difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows.  This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
The control room floats above the top of the dock atop a spiral staircase.
This is one of the rooms near Shaft 1 that was converted to be a Dry Room, where workers would wash and change between shifts. Under the benches are rows of small lockers where street clothes and shoes could be locked up during shifts. On the backs of the benches were hooks to hang drying clothes overnight.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
Ducking the steam lines overhead between the mixers and compressors, a water tower says "good morning," right past the slack power lines. This is the sleepy uptown of the war city.
The railing were jealous of both the bricks and bits, and chose instead to dissolve like this.
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