Old parts catalogs litter the floor. The office overlooks empty shelves. Graffiti glue peeling paint in place.
The tallest dock structure is an equipment elevator that connects the many dock levels.
Exploring the plant while live Reggae plays nearby was bizarre.
This skyway, built to help seal off two parts of the complex during an out of control fire, was probably too rotten to burn by the time I saw it.
Jef throws open the back door of an alley for the trailing photographers and historians.
I love this original brick archway, near the narrow gauge shop. Gorgeous!
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.
As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.”
The left tunnel goes to the opposite side of the car elevator seen on the right. There was a time when Fords were shipped by barge on the Mississippi. This freight elevator brought them from the assembly floor to river level. A separate elevator was for moving men and silica up and down.