The only door into a large windowless concrete room, probably a storage bin. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
2004. Machine Shop Loft.
Worm in the path of raw ore where it would be dumped from rock cars into the silo below.
On the top floor of the former casket building is the finishing line for the coating section; on this section the final spray of plastic would hit the wood before a small furnace would seal the plastic permanently to the surface, making it more resilient, I assume.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.
The stonework was done by a local handyman of sorts, who was also a guard at a nearby insane asylum. He did a great job, it seems to me.
One of my favorite photos of the ADM-Delmar #1 skyway, when it stood. Taken at sunset, with the reflection of the overcast sky in the remaining windows.