Firestone Stairs Inside the towering offices, Firestone-colored staircases connect senseless rows of wood-paneled offices. Similar Images ...based on the tags: light-painted, staircases, stripes... A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background. From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky. On the other side of the hole through this wall was a printout with the Kool Aid Man on it. Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house. Even without the kettles the Hamm’s brewhouse is beautifully lit, ornamented architecturally and begging for photographers to remember it. Looking up the Dominion Elevator’s tower. I especially like this picture because it shows how so much of the electrical conduits wound round through the mostly hollow space. Hanging over the crane cab, looking over at the trane-sized doors below. The steel beam tracing the left wall is the support for the gantry crane this photo was taken from. Rims where bulbs were, light were motors were, stairs were people were. I wonder if these windows were bricked after the 1950 explosion with the hopes that, if another silos blew, the people in this office would be better protected.