A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
Industrial blowers, new in the crate.
Filters and fans to draw air into the boilers in the second power plant.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
2016. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2006 shot.
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
Looking down the kiln line from atop the furnaces.
2006. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2015 shot.
To move air around the non air-conditioned buildings, may of which date to the 1920s and 1930s, fans were mounted above the high door frames.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”
Fluorescent lights peel back from the walls like caterpillars, rearing up and away from the glare of the sunflower-fans.
Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground.
The quality assurance labs were no doubt a busy place.
This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.