Looking through skylights of the payroll office toward the Cheratte No.1’s tower. This is where workers would wait in line to receive pay, surrounded by the mine workings.
Rain and snow has gutted a third of the building. From the ground floor, I could see the sky in some places.
Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
The main staircase of the old hospital had… problems.
Energy conserving window plastic does no good when the doors are all open and the heat’s off.
Old hospital beds.
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.
The woman in the wall has the bed; is pulling it in; is holding you down…
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.