Escape Ladder If there were no other options, operators could climb this ladder from the Communications Room to the surface, after opening two heavy steel hatches, of course. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: bokeh, circles, fire-escapes, ladders, pipes... These tubes would bring cement to the top of the plant for storage in the silos. Standing atop the dust collector, the factory breaks down into diverging patterns, processes. In case of fire, workers on higher floors would take the emergency slides to escape. The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN. A look down the 1950s foundry building, moments after sunset. Don’t know what’s heavier… the bricks or shadows. It’s pretty unusual to find a fireplace like this in the midst of a factory. The depot at the head of town seems to be being disassembled. Behind it is a dead signal where the tracks used to be; they’ve been pulled. A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise.