A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines.
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
Looking through the center of a scrapped generator, its copper long scrapped.
I’ll remember the neon glow fondly.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
With the maintenance door open you can see the buckets on in the vertical conveyor.
Looking at the headframe for Shaft 3 from the tower for Shaft 1. Below is the roof of the Dry House. It was hard to remind myself that these building have been abandoned longer than I’ve been alive.