A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine.
One chute drops grain on a conveyor for storage in the north silo cluster, while another is ready to deposit the flow where the conveyor cannot reach. Instead of engineering the belt to trip in reverse, the silos under the workhouses have their own chutes.
The machine stood the Atlas missile up vertically over the blast pit, launching position, once the roof opened.
This is part of the oldest section of factory, one that hasn’t had a roof in a long time and all usable equipment has been extracted. The machines pictured would spin sliced beets in boiling water… it was a sealed system before someone cut holes on sides of each unit.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
Giant paint mixers.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
On the outside of the steel silos and headhouse is a riveted bulge that does not look like the silos. Inside is this elevator, a rudimentary (read: dangerous) and old (read: dangerous) freight elevator.