A few of the stalls in the older section of the roundhouse, the noon sky peeking in.
A typical dwelling in San Luis. I could not tell if it was occupied, but most of the town is abandoned.
A truck loading dock for raw materials. Looking at the concrete, you can sort of tell where the rails used to run.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
In the brewhouse between the preheating tank and kettle room. The spiral staircase goes into a kettle annex where a few smaller stainless steel kettles hide. If you looked right from this frame you would see the bottom of one of the kettles like the bottom of a steel mixing bowl.
A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background.
The cupola–the space above the silos–is surprisingly original. The building was too unstable for anyone to scrap it out. Seriously, the floor is a deathtrap.
Circa-1960s graffiti. Someone got their ass kicked.
The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.