Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
I love that the administration building–almost 100 years old now–still carries the original name.
A panoramic view of the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit River and downtown from the roof of the 1925 warehouse. Ready to move to Detroit?
I found a meth lab in this building once. (Yes, I called it in.)
The basements of the barracks were often stone and brick, and many of them were connected by short tunnels.
Global Trading remarked the building in the mid-60s, but far above the door is the old ‘Detroit Shipbuilding’ paint, though it’s faint nowadays.
Winter skies over Allouez Bay. From a distance, it looks almost fragile.
Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading.