Arcade Arches The Arcade itself, a predecessor of the indoor mall. Don’t you love those arches? Similar Images ...based on the tags: archways, balconies, staircases... The left cave is the largest of the three, and shows the most evidence of expansion. A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. The historical entrance. Offices above the labs. Note all the air handling equipment. I love the utilitarian design. The top of the headframe, and in a sense, the mine itself. This pulley carried the life line of the mine and the men in it. Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke. Inside the towering offices, Firestone-colored staircases connect senseless rows of wood-paneled offices. I love this original brick archway, near the narrow gauge shop. Gorgeous! Looking at the entrance of the powerplant from its lowest catwalk.