Oversight in the Storm If you look closely, you can see the rain dropping into the building. This is the part of the chapel with the collapsed roof–not the carvings on the choir loft. Similar Images ...based on the tags: balconies, collapsing, roofless, storms, water-damage... Two versions of Detroit. One where buildings stand tall and proud, and one where they wilt under the sun. It’s an amazing juxtaposition. There’s a chair in there… on the auditorium balcony. Rain and snow has gutted a third of the building. From the ground floor, I could see the sky in some places. The primitive chair caught the falling plaster. This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars. Taken while standing on the torn outline of a scrapped altar. With my back to the faded outlines of men, books and the Holy Grail, the room seems much lighter. The bathtub fell into the basement, ala The Miller’s Tale. That’s right. Chaucer. A skyway 100 feet above this office crumbled one day. This is what happened when those two met. High-impact love. “Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian.