Prize Mine Shaft The shaft of Prize Mine in the abandoned building. Stay away! Similar Images ...based on the tags: holes-of-death, pillars, warped... The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window. Before there was a row of double rooms on the left and a common room on the right. Now, in a way, it is all one big common room. Holes were cut into the floor to extract equipment from the basements. it was interesting to see the I-beams extending through all the levels of Studebaker. A shipment board for customers that may or may not exist anymore. Let’s assume any of the products made here are probably on backorder. In the Lime House, the sunset picked-up the last light of day to make this image. Lime is used in the beet sugar refinement process to reduce the acidity of the beet juice mixture. Below the factory floor is a network of hallways and tunnels, all flooded with water. The roof of the elevator was partly lit naturally with six big skylights. The less electricity pumped into a grain elevator, the less chance of a grain dust explosion. Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it. A photo from my first trip, although very little has changed in this area of the building except for the level of graffiti. I love skylights, don’t you?