The right passageway is a carved staircase that winds upward to an old entrance. The left portal is one of the bigger and well-carved rooms… I would guess it’s part of the original caves.
Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
Note the maps still left on the wall.
Another. Planet. Coal crushers and the coke loading line.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
A bunk room, minus the bunks.
The trees were so overgrown, it was difficult to see the hotel at all from the road.
At noon, the lower skylights around the shops glow yellow-green, thanks to the flora blooming on the roof above.
The skylights with geared-to-open windows were massive and quite functional.