I had to climb into the roof of the half-demolished skyway to see through to the other side of the train shed. That’s my foot in the corner.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
Beautiful belt wheels above the grain cribs. Getting to the spot where this was taken is now impossible, and I don’t know whether these remain or not anymore.
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
Brick crowns of the twin stacks are not aging well.
The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.
No wonder the factory shut down; everyone was scheduled to work 9 to 5 and the clock’s broken! (In all seriousness, this is/used to be a beautiful timepiece, especially for a utilitarian factory like this.
In a now-demolished building, a skylight begins to separate.
When I see this picture, I imagine that I am an ant exploring a mushroom farm.