The shaft was capped by the state in 1990. Even though some shafts are capped, they are still very dangerous. The land around them tends to crater unexpectedly, sending explorers to the bottom under a pile of dirt. Stay away.
A number of skyways carried the production line across roads and railroad tracks in and around the plant. An identical skyway to this one was cut off sometime in the past decade (judging by the rust), probably for its steel.
The women of the hospital made clothes for the other patients.
The balcony used to be beautiful, you say. I say, it still is.
Behind the grand staircase is this beautifully preserved hallway with medieval-style arches and vivid paint.
Look at the floor–do you see the hole? That goes down a lonnnnnng ways.
At the top of the elevator was a distribution room to direct the grain onto conveyor belts below.
One of the paper warehouses, with snow blowing across the floors.