The people that stayed here carved bowls from the mesa itself to collect water.
For some time, tugboats were stored next to the elevator.
“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian.
Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
This building would store and maintain warheads. It was right next to the launch pad, but the two were separated by a high mound.
2006. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2015 shot.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.