This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.
A little sheet metal box somehow made it back home.
The parts room had the best light in the whole plant.
The most derelict of the old bonded warehouses. Note the barrel elevator on the side of it!
Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive.
One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.
Sugar mills have endless numbers of pipes, washers, seals, and flanges to connect all of the equipment. This is where the spare parts were all stored by size and rating.
This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.