The roof compromised, rain water rolls down the main stairway.
The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
Glazed-brick walls catch the reflections of half an arch, backlighting the cool curving staircase. It’s all custom, baby.
Downtown and the blight.
The underground portions of the engine shop were mostly filled in.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
Wintertime is quiet, except for the planes overhead.
Left: a ladder and hatch to the roof of the Temple Opera Building. Right: a false wall hides the staircase that runs right into the roof, which used to be third floor of the building. Note how the bannister is simply cut off.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.