A morning shower made the plant’s metal siding shake… probably nothing, though, compared to when the furnaces were blasting. The objects on the ground are molten ore containers.
A crashed freight elevator.
A skyway 100 feet above this office crumbled one day. This is what happened when those two met. High-impact love.
Jars like these were used to measure the volume of fluid pumped out of TB patients’ lungs.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
Left: A medium storage chamber with access to an interconnecting steam tunnel at ceiling height. This room also has various smashed toilets. Why? Because dead toilets–all of them–always find a home in a cave. Center: Steps go past a +-intersection, left goes deeper, right goes to utility tunnels for the brewery, forward used to go to the brewery basement… it’s now backfilled. Left from the backfill is a small hallway; see ‘Backfill Self Portrait’. Center-Right: Utility tunnels tie knots between the brewery’s demolished basement and its caves. Right: Most of the storage volume is in large chambers down this causeway.
There’s no way an explorer, much less a choir, could stand here now. Since this picture was taken the roof has collapsed onto the loft.
Core samples archived under the laboratories.
Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.