I wish I had the equipment then that I have now… I look back at these 10-year-old pictures and can’t ignore all the grain.
Pipes to channel nitrose (think nitro glycerine) infused acid through the building.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.
Looking into the cut made for the streetcar tunnel. It looks like there is a door in the wall, but it’s an optical illusion.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
And I forget just why I taste / Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile / I found it hard, it’s hard to find / Oh well, whatever, never mind (Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”)
Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground.
The main stage and the retired (and in this instance, scrambled) marquee that will be repaired and reinstalled above Superior Street. A former manager of the building I used to photograph Nopeming with told me that the letters for the Art Deco tower are stored somewhere in the NorShor to this day, but I did not see them (and frankly, I doubt it).