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.
The last time the city sealed this door, they must have been changing out old road signs.
The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!
The side of a launcher, with outbuildings in the background. You can see the tracks where the roof would open before launch.
I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible.
And I forget just why I taste / Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile / I found it hard, it’s hard to find / Oh well, whatever, never mind (Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”)
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
The roof could be vented when locomotives were running inside.
A switch for the yard engines, now on the edge of the property where nobody will find it.
Not ghosts. Slow-moving explorers’ shadows create a ghostly effect in the ‘Old Ward’–the second floor of the Service Building.