Bricked Windows Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked. Similar Images ...based on the tags: archways, black&white, bricked-windows, clones, old-and-new, pillars, windows... The metallic arms of the missile erector, which would stand rockets over the blast pit in the launch position. Medium Format film–cheap but excellent Fomapan 100 in a Pentax 67. “Paint the fence,” they said, but I don’t feel like it… who cares, anyway. The top of the grain handler of Ogilvie’s. The flagpole serves as a lightning rod. In fact, I would not be surprised if that was its primary purpose. Fluorescent lights peel back from the walls like caterpillars, rearing up and away from the glare of the sunflower-fans. Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry. Looking through the hole where a glass pane once was at the Columbus Mine ruins, just south of Animas Forks. It was quiet when I took the picture, but for the gurgle of the nearby Animas River. The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos. A warped mirror in the rock crusher at the rear of the complex. A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.