Welcome to the Postindustrial Paradigm – (C)SUBSTREET An impressive message for graffiti in a Detroit warehouse, but then again look at these steam pumps. Over-built and under-appreciated. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, circles, favorites, flywheels, graffiti, grimy, machinery, rusty, wheels... A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background. A theater turned skate park. How did that happen? A closeup of one of the winding machines that found itself under a leaky section of roof. When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another. One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad. The powerhouse was notably older than the rest of the complex. I’m still not sure if it was build just for the cooperage, or whether it preceded it. Behind the evaporators are heavy access hatches to inspect the steam pipes within. On the Turbine Room floor, one old steam pump still remains, ready to pressurize steam pipes with the hot stuff throughout the car shops and boilers. A cottage for masons infected with TB to live together.