Robotic pincers to move molten rods of glass between machines.
A truck loading dock for raw materials. Looking at the concrete, you can sort of tell where the rails used to run.
A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background.
A tower above Minneapolis that few people see.
Looking at the side of the Superior Elevator from the tracks that feed the Western. Note the old flagpole.
The roof of the elevator was partly lit naturally with six big skylights. The less electricity pumped into a grain elevator, the less chance of a grain dust explosion.
A typical stretch of the assembly line.
Designed by Taylor himself, the spring house was the site of many parties in its day. You can imagine sipping fresh-tapped whiskey here with your Sunday clothes with soft music and the sounds of the river mixing in the background. Note the key-hole-shaped spring hole.
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.