This building stood on stilts until it was demolished. The top floor handled radio traffic to boats and trains. The bottom floor had locker rooms, records, and a lunchroom.
A long exposure under the trestle-like approach to the dock, under which trains still pass regularly.
Furnace #7, as seen from #6’s catwalks. Cue morning fog.
Below the historic National Guard Armory.
The roof was in bad shape, but too beautiful to avoid. This is the spot were I used to study medieval Latin.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
The Algosteel crew strikes a pose while heading through Superior Entry toward Allouez
A cracked sign at dock-level, where loading boats would be tied below the taconite conveyors. All across the surface of the concrete dock were taconite pellets, like slippery little marbles. One wrong step could put a worker in the water, which is a bad, bad place to be.