Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
This is one of my favorite doorways (yes, I have favorites) for a few reasons: 1.) You can see how the once-arched door has been squared-off for rectangular doors to fit; 2.) you can see one complete historic door and one ruined door, and the chain that used to hold them together before someone kicked-out the security, and; 3.) I like the texture of the bricks and design of the radiators in the room beyond–the blacksmith shop. Just do.
Sunbeams under the sintering belt. Support cradles for the wires crossing the factory are falling down.
The railing were jealous of both the bricks and bits, and chose instead to dissolve like this.
Looking across at the Cargill elevator.
Like looking out of an airship.
Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it.
Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house.
This was one of two skyways that went between production line offices. It’s easy to tell because it’s not reinforced for machinery to travel through it. I also like that it’s a double-decker, so to speak.
A long exposure panorama of Electric Steel and Kurth from the roof of Russell Miller B, days before it was demolished.