Mills Across the Street The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: dark, dirty, pillars, windows... A closeup of a high window in Bunge. Sluice tables stretch into the darkness. Glowing observation windows–and someone forgot to lock a patient’s door… Some of the doors had sliding plastic windows, but most of the older ward doors simply had these peep holes drilled through them. The inside was always marked and worn more than the outside. The grand staircase with little balconies leaning over it. All the stone stairs are broken and graffiti marks every wall. At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory. One of two control towers that reached over the lake. The control panel here was used to move the conveyors over the ship’s hold doors, adjust flow of the taconite, and so on. This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people. A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.