A circular common room in one of the original parts of the hospital. When the asylum was especially crowded, this would be filled with patient beds, too. It’s very strange that this floor was not tiled like the other common rooms. It makes me wonder if especially dangerous patients were kept in this ward; those who could not be trusted to not extract and sharpen the ceramic tiles. Portra 160.
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
The roof had structures bigger than most buildings in South Bend.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch,” said the ground. “I know,” I replied.
A view of the government presses, with pages of law across the floor covered in footprints.
The tower of Dominion certainly dominates the elevator row.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.