This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
Filters and fans to draw air into the boilers in the second power plant.
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.
Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground.
Industrial blowers, new in the crate.
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.
The quality assurance labs were no doubt a busy place.
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.
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.
“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.