One of the many fireproof bridges connecting the factory sections, one way to prevent fires from spreading throughout the plant.
This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
Power House, 2000s From the roof of the larger power plant’s Building A, Hastings, MN’s lights burn behind the smokestacks.
A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room.
The backside of Inglis’ elevator row, a Canadian National Heritage site, where 5 elevators still stand over CPR tracks.
One of my favorite night views of Fort Snelling’s so-called Upper Post, taken between snowstorms.
The grain-centric buildings had automatic fire doors.
Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active.
While squatting in the power plant a very powerful storm moved over unforgettable, throwing blasts of lightning across the countryside. The plant got a direct hit, in fact, and the sound of the boom reverberating through the turbine hall is something unforgettable.