Chicago Skyline Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: cityscapes, clouds, hazy, railyards, smokestacks, sunsets, trains, water... Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments. Gopher Ordnance Works, aka the U-Lands, is a landscape where roots and boughs break apart concrete and steel. A US Army Corps of Engineers tug, tied at the end of the pier before the American Victory was parked here. A long exposure of the side of the coke ovens, lit by the nearby streetlights. Paperwork litters the floors of the zinc mine offices. The perimeter fence still holds strong, 50 years after it was put up. The southernmost houses in Gilman are seen through the pines on the right, near the tram stop. Now, to add a human scale. The roof of the King Elevator had two small vents and a terrific view of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Arista 100 in 120.