An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.
An auxiliary crane in the corner of the foundry room.
I’m very happy to have caught Marquette before it was completely destroyed. If you’re wondering, it costs about $1,000,000 to demolish and elevator like this, and not that much work for the demo crews.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
A panorama of the dock buildings, before the left one was demolished.
One of the clusters of elevators. Doors would open on both sides so that vehicles could be moved through them if necessary. There is only one set of stairs in the whole building.
In the background you can see the crane, which would in the weeks to follow bring all you see here to the ground.
The conveyor belt prevented cranes from accessing the left side of the dock, so cranes were mounted to the gantry crane to maintain the ore chutes on the side.