Ladders crawl the back of the signs. Graffiti writers’ right of passage.
The sun was setting outside, highlighting the textures and lines that made the form of the power plant take a fourth dimension–time.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
Chester Creek Infall, near Duluth’s old Armory. The creek will not emerge again until it is near the Lakewalk.
The topmost roof of the hospital is covered in antennae and includes a star that faced the rest of the complex, now demolished.
A big sliding fire door opens onto a train dock.
At sunset the light skips from puddle to stagnant puddle across the whole foundry room, playing with the classic sawtooth roof with half-hearted shadows.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.