Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
Between the room with mold sand and the space where the car’s metal bits would be put together, a pillar is marked as structurally vital.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
2007. Reception Hospital. This is the hospital where incoming (suspected) patients would be evaluated (quarantined).
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.
The back of the castle is barely visible through the trees that have grown thick around the walls, making it look so much older.
A steel powder keg serves as a door prop on the static-proof wood core floor. Note the ‘XXX’ marking to the left of the double door.
The spectacular, if precarious, view of downtown Minneapolis from the roof of ADM Annex 4. Note the great messages left by various graffiti artists who made it to the spot.