New Shaft Building The modern shaft stands above the north side of Gilman. Similar Images ...based on the tags: boarded-windows, clouds, headframes, streets... Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard. Here, the concentrated gold (and silver, and zinc, I would guess) would be loaded into trucks bound for the smelter. The screen and mineral stained window cross-processed the sky. A divot to let more light and air into the building. Looking out of the labs at the company garages. Knowing that a tornado just passed nearby is less distressing when you’re surrounded by nuclear-attack-hardened buildings. Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments. A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn’t even have boards on it anymore. A taste of Superior culture.