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.
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.
These tubes would bring cement to the top of the plant for storage in the silos.
In the middle of one of the outlying cottages, perhaps the Masonic Cottage–it was too damaged to tell, really–are these pair of skinny doors that led from patient rooms to a common area with rotting shag carpet.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch,” said the ground. “I know,” I replied.
Inside the main entrance is a whiteboard and mirror, then it branches into discrete spaces.
Taken as I drove out of Silverton, CO. One of my favorite landscapes of 2015. Want a print? Email me!
The spectacular, if precarious, view of downtown Minneapolis from the roof of ADM Annex 4. Note the great messages left by various graffiti artists who made it to the spot.
On the second floor of the kettle building where corn mash was boiled, holes where tanks once sat were everywhere.