The sun was setting outside, highlighting the textures and lines that made the form of the power plant take a fourth dimension–time.
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 tower above Minneapolis that few people see.
If it weren’t for the fact there were trees growing from it, and that I cropped out the end of the rail approach, one might think this is still used occasionally.
Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.
The conveyorway that carried the sintering material to the mixing floor at the top of the plant.
A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn’t even have boards on it anymore.
This wide skyway connected two of the inner factory buildings, where parts would have to be transported to keep the operation moving, which is why it is much wider than other bridges in the plant.