Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
Note the severed skyway–that led to a set of grain elevators that have since been demolished.
Lost words over the auditorium entrance.
North of the assembly complex is a storage network of earthen and concrete bunkers.
The train loading tower (left), and elevators. Check out that giant flagpole/lightning rod.
Like a railgun pointed at the Rockies… the boom would direct tailings–junk rock–outside of the dredge pond.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.
The most derelict of the old bonded warehouses. Note the barrel elevator on the side of it!