2008. Harris Machinery as seen from the roof of ADM-Delmar Elevator #4.
Footprints of houses past; tailings of mines past.
In the upper left of the image you can see where the gas tanks used to be, along with the concentration equipment. Along the bottom you can also see some of the many railroad tracks coming and going from the plant–the ones visible here were incoming tracks that carried in hard coal from the eastern US.
Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background.
Death. About two seconds after the explosives were triggered.
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 custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.
From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.