I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below…
Watching the comings and goings of doctors, nurses and new patients was a mainstay of asylum routine; one can find it easy to imagine pale faces pressed against the block glass windows, staring out at the world moving past them.
A small upper level was accessible via ladder through the hole in this ceiling. Ben for scale.
An insurance office.
Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.
The people that stayed here carved bowls from the mesa itself to collect water.
These stairs connected some small main-level offices with one of the main sewing rooms above. Because the roof on this building was strong, it was pretty well preserved–look at those colors. Through the open fire door on the left, though, you can see that the roof has given out.
Regauging is the process wherein barrels are opened and the whiskey is tested in various ways, especially in its alcohol content.