Gutted Battery Looking into the coke batteries in the extant oven… chunks of coke are still hanging from the inner walls, despite the exterior’s wrecking ball pummeling. Similar Images ...based on the tags: brickwork, clones, furnaces... In the barracks. The top of the giant arched windows facing the Mississippi and the swing bridge. In the power house corner is this gratuitously gigantic doorway. It used to be even bigger, too, as indicated by the brick arch another foot over the top windows. There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions. One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat. A typical room in the barracks, reinforced from mortars and light shelling, possibly. Offices above the labs. Note all the air handling equipment. I love the utilitarian design. Early bird gets the blast furnace. You gotta love that ore yard gantry crane. An iron gate separates vaults below the barracks.