Front Door The front door to the auditorium. Similar Images ...based on the tags: broken-glass, broken-windows, doors, peeling-paint, pipes, rusty... “Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian. A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. Colors of the boiler room. On the Turbine Room floor, one old steam pump still remains, ready to pressurize steam pipes with the hot stuff throughout the car shops and boilers. There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement. Before each warhead was crated, it was inspected. A small bunker and blast wall between shell-loading buildings would have provided shelter during disasters, such as tornados, accidental explosions, and perhaps even enemy attacks. A storage vault for guns and other weapons to protect the base from attack. When I first visited the chapel, it had a projection TV, two organs, Bibles, and more. Now these are mostly ruined, except for the tapestries, which have somehow survived.