The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.
Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
Broken skyways in the sand casting house, where everything was utterly fire-resistant.
Part of the decommissioned plant was used by the Air Force for virtual bombing runs. This is the guard shack for the radar station.
On the left, the formula for the sintering mix was written (“mischungszusammenselzung”) to keep track of the jobs.
These houses was built by hard rock miners in the early 1900s.
Now, to add a human scale.
I liked the color of her hair against the rusty rock house and blue winter sky.