The lower door is where the rocket exhaust would flow into the blast pit during initial launch. The upper doors would vent the rocket so the erector and other equipment in the building would not be (as) damaged.
Not ghosts. Slow-moving explorers’ shadows create a ghostly effect in the ‘Old Ward’–the second floor of the Service Building.
A facade that tells the story of demolition and neglect. The sign on the garage door indicates that if one finds themselves there, that they enter the buildings at their own risk. If only property owners in the US took this philosophy!
The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
Typical bunk rooms in MS-20.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
A panorama of the dock buildings, before the left one was demolished.
Street lights and pavement are some of the obvious signs a town used to be here.
Looking from the ‘crack’ that shows a collapsed tunnel into the dry house, in the direction miners returning home would walk. Note smoke lines above door.