“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Colors of the boiler room.
The hoist signal dangling beside the modern mine shaft would ring a bell next to the giant electric motors that would send the men and machinery into the underground.
The green-tinted skylight makes this a bright green corridor, the lower of the two skyways connecting the two workhouses.
Outside the locker room without the sandwiches and beer… plenty of glass shards, though, if you feel like it.
…a better view of the huge tailings boom stretching outside of the tailings pond.
Just across the North Dakota border, a rusty Milwaukee Road boxcar sits where it was shoved off the mainline. The grain elevator in the background marks the tracks, which is still used by BNSF.
The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
A broken window looking through the First Aid Room and into the Control Room in charge of directing grain into ships. You can see one of the large conveyors on the right, clad in green. Chutes and staircases intertwine seemingly randomly through the big empty spaces.