Presumably, in a nuclear blast the antenna would be blown flat and pop back up, allowing communication even after a near-direct hit.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
A typical stretch of the assembly line.
Many of the higher floors were more or less demolished–usually more. These would have been condos had ‘The Arcade’ project come to fruition. Now there are simply wide open floors punctuated only by pillars and meaningless hallways.
The Barker turning around before it backed into Tac Harbor to unload coal for Minnesota Power.
This used to be one of the office doors, but it’s been removed (apparently without malcontent) and placed in the shop area.
Wintertime is quiet, except for the planes overhead.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.