Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
One of the storage bunkers was cracked open. I wonder how effective this heavy door would actually be… I expect, not very.
Point me to the blast furnace.
A high-voltage tunnel sheathed in concrete dips below ground near a shell packing building that now stores fireworks.
From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.
The turned rail was to prevent runaway cars from going over the end of the dock and into the lake.
Because Oshkosh is close to Green Bay, the Packers are very popular there. Everywhere in the plant there were traces of ‘Cheese Head’ culture.