Looking into one of the fire slides, designed to evacuate patients extremely quickly. In 1880, a fire completely destroyed the asylum at St. Peter, Minnesota, killing 30 patients.
If there were no other options, operators could climb this ladder from the Communications Room to the surface, after opening two heavy steel hatches, of course.
In case of fire, workers on higher floors would take the emergency slides to escape.
Now, to add a human scale.
Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.
Looking up the tallest structure left at ACME.
A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.
The back side of the hotel is plain, but for a fire escape.
Demolition following the arson of the Administration Building.
An emergency slide to help workers evacuate the blending house in an emergency.
The building behind Daisy was demolished, leaving these tanks and a pointless conveyorway. Now it’s bricked (see over door near right corner of mill) and the tanks are exposed to the elements. There are a few holes in the area that have a healthy drop, so you should avoid the area.
A door covered in pen graffiti.
Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005.
A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise.