Quencher and Coal Tower The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, collapsing, towers... From the roof of the Clemens House, looking toward downtown St. Louis. From the street, it’s clear that almost every window and door had boards over it, but not every building had a roof. Silly priorities. The Sun Rooms, or Common Rooms, reminded me of the Panopitcon turned inside-out. When I looked out of the old mill, I couldn’t help but wonder what the hell was holding it all up. The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator. Catwalk crating, welded over the yard crane operator cab’s windows. A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor. On the ground floor of the main factory there seems to be only one chair left. A small bunker and blast wall between shell-loading buildings would have provided shelter during disasters, such as tornados, accidental explosions, and perhaps even enemy attacks.