Gateways A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: archways, black&white, collapsing, gateway-arch, people, pipes, ruins, what-is-holding-this-up... The factory was utterly vertical. Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it. Raab strolling where the coal and ore would be dumped by trains that traveled along the top of the concrete pilings. The guts of the dock are connected with a long narrow hallway. Below this section are shops and labs. One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this. Bits of pulp hang from a rough grate on the first floor of the plant, which was dark because all of the equipment blocked the light. This is a grate picture. Looking toward the power station at the edge of the explosives plant. Looking up the Dominion Elevator’s tower. I especially like this picture because it shows how so much of the electrical conduits wound round through the mostly hollow space. 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.