A facade that tells the story of demolition and neglect. The sign on the garage door indicates that if one finds themselves there, that they enter the buildings at their own risk. If only property owners in the US took this philosophy!
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
These racks lined many of the floors, although I couldn’t decipher their purpose. Tastes like duotone…
Looking up the tallest structure left at ACME.
The largest room was the diesel laboratories, which tested various devices and fuel additives to make it safer to mine underground with diesel trucks and other machinery, such as at White Pine Mine, Michigan.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
In most places, it may seem off for there to be a tunnel door on the top floor of a building, but Ford was that kind of place. This door from the steam plant led into a skyway and tunnel that connected to the main assembly floor.
One thing that made the Eagle Mine unique is the underground mill, left of this picture. As the rocks moved down the mill, they would be turned into finer and finer powder.
Electric Steel’s bins reflect the sunset.
The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.