Hot Mess Looking up from the industrial courtyard. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, catwalks, peeling-paint, pipes... What you see is not a crack in the floor, but a long vine extending ten feet onto the shop floor, as if reaching in to escape the wind and rain. What are we to do in an emergency? This drying house was full of ventilation ducts, broken scales, and insulated carts to haul powder around the line. Sunset through a stained window in the headhouse made the floor feel like a heavy industrial Disney movie. I get dirty. Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan. Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit. I wonder if these windows were bricked after the 1950 explosion with the hopes that, if another silos blew, the people in this office would be better protected. A heavy steel device locks the anchor up.