A strange little staircase on the side of the orphanage puts the scale of the building in perspective. It’s big, by U.P. standards!
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
Far away, you can see the red lights on the steam plant smokestack. To the extreme right is the beginning of the Minneapolis skyline. Paint (where this was taken) and Assembly (where the blue light is) were connected with a long skyway that carried completed trucks to be painted. I assume the device in the foreground burned volatiles from the painting process.
I found out some of my friends were going to be married while I was on top of Gold Medal one evening while it was snowing.
The Atlas D command building. As Brutalist as it gets.
On the left is the 1907 elevator section and its 1926 expansion is on the right. Interesting how the century-old silos seem to be faring better. Windows provided light to the underground conveyor tunnels, which were used to bring grain out of the silos by gravity.
Just a couple guys enjoying an industrial ruin.
One of the staircases that connected the lab, the plant, and the offices.