Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
A little sun and a little moisture sprouted this grass in the middle of the steel silos, in the midst of Minneapolis’ “graffiti graveyard”. Two images of time: nature growing through industry and rust dissolving old art in the elements.
About a century later. A view of the main factory building, looking toward the two furnaces.
The rust garden’s brick centerpiece contrasts the muted winter Kentucky palette.
Tornadic fronts duel over the retired missile launcher.