Hunter’s custom large format rig looks pretty cool, doesn’t it?
The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
The most pointless, beautiful and nuclear-bomb-proof catwalk I’ve been on to date. It goes between two high levels in its own bottom-lit concrete capsule in the center of the tallest, thickest building. Hang on, we’re riding this one out.
A big sliding fire door opens onto a train dock.
The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria.
A skyway 100 feet above this office crumbled one day. This is what happened when those two met. High-impact love.
A sizable crane on the corner of the engine house still swings out.