Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.
The top of the giant arched windows facing the Mississippi and the swing bridge.
A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise.
The copula stacks were fitted with scrubbers. Making metal is a very polluting activity.
Watching the sun set behind downtown Detroit is my favorite memory from the building.
Part of the Laundry Building with an ugly archway between rooms. Note that even this building had a nurse’s station with shatterproof windows. Laundry was done by supervised patients as part of their Occupational Therapy and the staff took no chances.
2013. As part of the Head House’s facelift, it’s gotten new windows. However, you can now still see where the conveyor-way connected this building with the elevators behind it in the upper right of the image.
The “Inner-Urban Jawbreaker,” a one-of-a-kind, salty-but-sweet remnant of a bygone heavy-industrial period in this area’s history. A time when the walls were whole and the floors were clean, in other words, a time when people made things other than photographs inside the never ending corridors and factory floors.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!