Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
Looking at ADM-1 from beside ADM-4, back when ADM-4 had a train shed and ADM-1 had a skyway. In the thick woods beneath the skyway was a long time homeless camp… most of its residents were very friendly.
It’s not a good sign when you can see the chimney through the roof.
A little cloud passes over the Five-Stack powerplant ruins, like a puff of smoke.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
This gives you a sense for what it looks like to stand on the roof of the main production building at sunset.
Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard.
I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible.