Judging from old pictures and maps, raw ore was dumped through these hatches, stamped into a rough powder, and hastily sorted before sending the best ore to the mill. Mills charged by tons of rock sent to them, so it did not pay to send them obvious tails.
The top of the docks are so rotten in places that you can see the lake through the boards. In the foreground you can see the controls for the chutes, which work on a clutch.
Between the room with mold sand and the space where the car’s metal bits would be put together, a pillar is marked as structurally vital.
Every elevator has sets of these conveyor switches. Grain comes down through the top chute and the bottom chute rotates to move the flow onto various belts around the plant by gravity. The cross belt is another switch and the bridge belt brings the flow to the other half of the elevator.
Winter skies over Allouez Bay. From a distance, it looks almost fragile.
Another. Planet. Coal crushers and the coke loading line.
This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
Whoever did this: good job. You get it.
Here you can see the end of the scrapping phase in 2011.