The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded.
Watching the sun set behind downtown Detroit is my favorite memory from the building.
Lockers for the boiler room workers.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.
Before the clouds broke, I snapped this profile of the dumping control room and its spiral staircase. These are the colors that I dream in.
Hip bump girl.
A rare door left on the workhouse. The stairs to the left led down into a flooded basement. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
A bumper sticker with the usual tagline. Note the detail on the radiator!