Sawdust is the most classic of insulation materials.
Gopher Ordnance Works, aka the U-Lands, is a landscape where roots and boughs break apart concrete and steel.
This is what it might have looked like if a new Ford descended in the elevator with its headlights on. As seen from the Mississippi side–the opposite portal faces the sand mine.
After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed.
A 1960s style TV set in a sun room at the back of the poor house. The concrete room survived the roof collapse and was full of rotten children’s books and toys. Perhaps it was where donations were sorted, or perhaps it was a nursery/orphanage area.
Taken just after the sun set over Duluth. Don’t you love that green glow?
I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
One leg of the headframe meets the hoist house. Two cranes are rusted in place.
An auxiliary crane in the corner of the foundry room.