Quenching Tower Showering red-hot coke fresh from the furnaces near the Coal Tower (in the back) was the Quenching Tower’s duty (front). Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, ladders, shadows, smokestacks, sunsets, towers, water-towers... On my second or third trip, the cross had broken in the wind. I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences. Before Portland-Huron Cement’s Duluth Plant was (mostly) demolished and (partly) turned into a hotel, the top of its silos gave a cinematic view of elevator row. A yellow house above the mineshaft. It’s not a good sign when you can see the chimney through the roof. Outside the Chateau, where the fuel oil tank blocks the chapel. An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s. The tops of the coke stoves.