Looking up at the arch–the symbol of the original Lyric.
Some small candles light one of the few surviving tunnels that once linked buildings on the campus with the steam plant. In winter, it was common for patients to be transported through these to avoid the cold, and during the Cold War these served as nuclear fallout shelters.
Showering red-hot coke fresh from the furnaces near the Coal Tower (in the back) was the Quenching Tower’s duty (front).
“But everyone I used to know was either dead or in prison So I came back to Minneapolis this time I think I’m gonna stay” -Tom Waits
I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.
In the distance, the San Haven Sanatorium water tower.