Often the quickest way to move between buildings was to take the roof. The inside of the complex was so maze-like, I don’t know how I would have found my way around.
Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
A familiar scene in Control Tower B, though the microphone has not been used for years.
In the middle of the foundry, an office is untouched by scrappers, legal and not. Inside, warnings and catalogs for machines that are gone, obsolete, and melted down.
With the maintenance door open you can see the buckets on in the vertical conveyor.
The main stage and the retired (and in this instance, scrambled) marquee that will be repaired and reinstalled above Superior Street. A former manager of the building I used to photograph Nopeming with told me that the letters for the Art Deco tower are stored somewhere in the NorShor to this day, but I did not see them (and frankly, I doubt it).
The former, and much-altered, main entrance and grand staircase.
A portrait of the second school of McConnell, built in 1937.