The hike to the village is steep. This is looking into the valley from the halfway point.
2005. A skyway connecting two Which tube carried the beer? I hope it’s the big one!
In an era where smoking was ubiquitous and sexy, smoking stations had to be a part of the job, even at an explosives factory.
An insurance office.
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
Taken in the last few minutes of the day. You can tell by the way that the wall is deteriorating that the windows using to have an arched top!
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
In most places, it may seem off for there to be a tunnel door on the top floor of a building, but Ford was that kind of place. This door from the steam plant led into a skyway and tunnel that connected to the main assembly floor.
The top of the giant arched windows facing the Mississippi and the swing bridge.