The only thing that signals that this was an office building, rather than another production floor, is the small amount of wood paneling that remains.
Like many mill-style buildings of the time, the Twohy’s loading doors (in this case, the delivery wagon doors) opened to an elevator shaft. This design cut down on loading time, as long as the elevator was operational. Of course, if it was otherwise occupied, there could be no traffic through the exterior doors!
The guard shack protecting the Nike launch pad.
I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history.
Grimy windows and the other half of the complex trade interests and stares.
Note the maps still left on the wall.
Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active.
In the many-windowed metal building, the lumberyard buildings and the abandoned starch works buildings are separated by a thick wall of pallets.
With the maintenance door open you can see the buckets on in the vertical conveyor.