Heavy Times The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: buttons, control-panels, cranes, green, ladders, machinery, people, ryan... The top of the docks are so rotten in places that you can see the lake through the boards. In the foreground you can see the controls for the chutes, which work on a clutch. Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill. An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like. She’s a charmer. It’s pretty unusual to find a fireplace like this in the midst of a factory. Fall fog swept up from the river valley, making the building look more like it felt–a ghost, out of time and place. A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab. Standing on the ruins of the burned Northern Pacific RR Freight House. It’s the best place to watch ships move around the harbor. Some things haven’t changed… Blondes und bricks!