ADM overshadows the Meal Elevator. The cleared area behind is now home to Surley Brewery.
There are a few campers parked in the abandoned buildings around the NAD. I am guessing that they were once a more secure place to store such things OR they have always been wide open, and this was a quick and free way to dump unwanted toys.
Unintentional art comes in the form of a beet juice slurry baffle.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
A sharp turn in the coatings department twists the steel out of sight.
Considering the side of Boiler #3’s firebox, where it meets the boiler (between the cylinders). The top piece is where the exhaust is sucked into the chimney, one chimney for each pair of boilers.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
On top of the light hoop, 160-feet up, a ship comes into port, ready to load-up. If you look really close, you can see my shadow cast on the dock below, courtesy of the full moon.