Scrappers infamously gutted the factory, but this one green conduit going from the sintering floor all the way to ground level seems to have been spared.
These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
Look at the floor–do you see the hole? That goes down a lonnnnnng ways.
Go on and jump in, if you want, there’s even a ladder to climb out.
While it looks like ground level, everything here is one story above the actual earth.
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
The old way to get to the elevator from the mill.
The top of Dock 4 was too dangerous to explore, but this panorama gives you an idea of the view (and how rotten the wood was).
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.