Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
Looking at the tallest part of the plant from a skeletal loading dock. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
The copula stacks were fitted with scrubbers. Making metal is a very polluting activity.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
“This way,” then, “No, that way!”
The fiery side of a launch building, just is it began to rain.
SFAAP’s iconic smokestacks. You’d notice if you drove past this on the highway.
The top of the docks are so rotten in places that you can see the lake through the boards. In the foreground you can see the controls for the chutes, which work on a clutch.
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!