A few from atop the steam gauges along the western wall. The turbines were scrapped quickly after the plant closed, it seemed.
The last batch of molded metal stuck in the chute, this metallurgical furnace was falling apart brick by disintegrating brick b the time I got to it. On the upper floors there is a sophisticated network of vents and chimneys to make these little furnaces as hot as possible.
Numbers on a pillar counted tank capacity for a removed water container; an unhinged door in an unhinged factory beguiles those looking for an exit.
Above the old machine shop is a packing building and a crate of cardboard label rolls.
This is part of the oldest section of factory, one that hasn’t had a roof in a long time and all usable equipment has been extracted. The machines pictured would spin sliced beets in boiling water… it was a sealed system before someone cut holes on sides of each unit.
A typical lab at the Research Center.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
When I moved from the roof back into the upper floors of the distillery, the plants growing out of the masonry caught my eye. It’s 60 feet up, but looks like it could be an old wall.