The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind.
Calumet stands at the side of the Union Pacific railyard.
Looking from a high window in the abandoned Ogilvie’s elevator across “The Kam”, the true size of the Starch Works is surprising.
Shuttered windows on the side of one of the collapsing bonded warehouses.
This section of the production floor was constantly dripping. Someone had laid down giant plastic sheeting to attempt to protect the lower floors, but it hasn’t worked.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
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.
Catwalk crating, welded over the yard crane operator cab’s windows.