I don’t think we’re anywhere near maximum pressure anymore.
Perhaps this office was for a film studio or music producer.
This was not always the top of the elevator.
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
In this section of the Men’s Ward, sealed by brick from lower floors, the room doors had messages painted in their inside–some motivational, some not. I would be interested to hear if anyone knows the backstory of this section. Lighting is natural; it was just after sunset.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
These aluminum powder kegs were forgotten in storage.
An abandoned news stand between the concourse and ticket booths. This is one of my favorite pictures from the 2000s.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.