A corner of the addition is lined with glass cabinets, formerly filled with beds.
The hoist signal dangling beside the modern mine shaft would ring a bell next to the giant electric motors that would send the men and machinery into the underground.
While it looks like ground level, everything here is one story above the actual earth.
I like to think of this as the hardware abstraction layer. It’s one of many subassembly monorail conveyors that dipped onto the factory floor to deliver assembled subsections where they needed to be on the main assembly floor below.
Fall in line, act skinny, watch out for low hanging pipes. Don’t ask me where in the maze this was… 90% of the plant looked like this; vast rooms and catwalks with crisscrossing pipes and valves.
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
The generator hall of the last power station, as seen from the gantryway.
A long exposure in the wind, lit by airport lights.
Ektar 100/Mamiya 6. Looking out the window a the foundations of the demolished company homes.