Ghetto’s Remorse A midwestern jungle surrounds the meat packing plant. Similar Images ...based on the tags: overgrown, smokestacks, trees... The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map! Now, to add a human scale. A sizable crane on the corner of the engine house still swings out. One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this. Off the beaten path is this old LTV sign. Now it points to a ghost town and dead dock. Fly ash, kicked up by downdrafts, rise again up the smokestack that is the signature feature of the plant. It’s a steel top hat. I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible. Solvent pumping buildings, designed to explode upwards rather than outwards in an emergency, are forgotten near the milkweed. Halfway up the coal conveyor, covered in coal dust… black streaks of snot. Starting to get good.