The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
Looking down the walkway that traces the bottom side of the ore dock.
Furnace #7, as seen from #6’s catwalks. Cue morning fog.
Peering at Stelco’s abandoned steel rod rolling mill, not demolished. The rectangular on the right in between is the boiler house that heated Stelco.
It’s never a good sign when the windows are boarded from the inside.
The Sivertson’s sign seems like from a different time. I’ve never seen it lit, but I bet it’s beautiful.
The power gauge showed… broken.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”