ADM overshadows the Meal Elevator. The cleared area behind is now home to Surley Brewery.
I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex.
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.
The spectacular, if precarious, view of downtown Minneapolis from the roof of ADM Annex 4. Note the great messages left by various graffiti artists who made it to the spot.
The front of the power plant (right), the distillery itself (center), and the regaling house (left).
The hike to the village is steep. This is looking into the valley from the halfway point.
I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
A look down the 1950s foundry building, moments after sunset.