There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
One last look in the mirror before you turn around and walk onstage…
Winter skies over Allouez Bay. From a distance, it looks almost fragile.
From inside a painting shed, where heatlamps and a vented roof made sure that the Caddy looked like it was worth the price tag.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
I wonder if these windows were bricked after the 1950 explosion with the hopes that, if another silos blew, the people in this office would be better protected.
A familiar scene in Control Tower B, though the microphone has not been used for years.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
The roof has been replaced since this was taken. Hopefully, that will stem the water damage.