Since the foundry went cold, I decided to turn down my color temperature… In the background, a chart showing graphite dispersion is one of the few artifacts left on the foundry floor.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
The remains of the surgical suite.
Below the factory floor is a network of hallways and tunnels, all flooded with water.
A crack in a window in a wall. What’s this doing here?
Tucked-into the side of the concentration mill… these machines were meant to crush underground rock into a fine dust for mineral extraction.
One of the only extant assembly line tracks in the body painting department. No photographer leaves Fisher 21 without capturing some version of this spot; hope you like mine.
The old hospital (left) and ugly modern additions (right).
The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth’s ore docks.