Many of the higher floors were more or less demolished–usually more. These would have been condos had ‘The Arcade’ project come to fruition. Now there are simply wide open floors punctuated only by pillars and meaningless hallways.
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
It was a strange choice, although I appreciate it, for the firm reusing the shops to brick up the doorways while leaving the doors.
What you see is not a crack in the floor, but a long vine extending ten feet onto the shop floor, as if reaching in to escape the wind and rain.
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.
A side door for the brick factory.
Although most of the buildings were open and empty, a few carried signs.
Demolition about 75% complete.
The guts of the dock are connected with a long narrow hallway. Below this section are shops and labs.