Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard.
This battlement-like tower is the first thing one sees coming to Old Taylor from Frankfort.
This building had the rusty remains of a few mattresses, likely used in the 1940s when this site was last occupied.
From left to right: shaft building, headframe, rock house, hoist house.
One of thousands in the complex. Part of a series of photographs where I capture the number “13” in industrial settings.
Looking toward Sleeping Giant from the workhouse.
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.
“Cutting torch.” The remains of a catwalk now leads to void on the sintering floor, four stories over the next solid footing. Only two staircases led to the top floor, some half dozen others were cut off for scrap.