Asbestos rope isn’t something you can buy at Home Depot anymore, but it’s fire and heat resistant stuff; great for industrial work, like in a sugar mill.
Lights over the emergency slides. A veritable overgrown city in the background.
Limits on personnel and explosives allowed in the building at the same time.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
Looking up the tallest structure left at ACME.
The exterior of the factory is unassuming
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
This building looked like some sort of office.
Looking from abandoned to active. The end of Dock 6 often has a crane and some shacks on it, as the chutes aren’t used anymore. Instead, conveyors are installed on the land-side of the dock that fill docked vessels, making the end of the dock little more than a breakwater and a place to park repair and recovery equipment.