Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.
“Paint the fence,” they said, but I don’t feel like it… who cares, anyway.
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
A common room with a big bay window that overlooked the main entrance of the hospital.