The bottom of the elevator which seemed too modern for the building. The top of the elevator opens into open air, as the second floor has long since collapsed.
When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.
Looking up the hill from the rooftop of the Temple Opera Block. The downtown casino (left) looks far closer to its original use as a Sears Roebuck department store than it does today. Behind it is the blighted Carter Hotel, one of many abandoned buildings near the former Orpheum.
The classic Solvay shot. Everyone has it.
I’ve written it before, but I like observing the way buildings change in terms of new windows, bricked up doors, and so on, and thinking of how their forms change to reflect the work inside of them.
The copula stacks were fitted with scrubbers. Making metal is a very polluting activity.
Glowing observation windows–and someone forgot to lock a patient’s door…