Courtyard by Demolition In the background you can see the crane, which would in the weeks to follow bring all you see here to the ground. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: cranes, demolition, roofless, snow... Taken on a short trip where the whole floor of the roundhouse and engine shop was covered in fresh snow–thanks to the holes in the roof and open windows. Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks. Here, you can see the edge of the foundation of the 19th century roundhouse. One leg of the headframe meets the hoist house. Two cranes are rusted in place. An unplanned skylight. It’s unclear why some parts of the building had wooden roofing, while others were highly reinforced with brick. Winter skies over Allouez Bay. From a distance, it looks almost fragile. A nice view of the aurora borealis (“Northern Lights”) strong enough to outshine the industrial lighting at the power plant. The lights in the foreground direct ships discharging coal for the station. My favorite shot from the trip. Later in its life, the plant was converted to burn its own byproducts, but it seems this was designed as a coal hopper. Shortly after the former delivery wagon shed was arsoned in 2005. A turning point in the story of Hamms’ abandonment.