Last Staircase This was not always the top of the elevator. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: demolition, roofless, shadows, staircases, wooden... Sunbeams under the sintering belt. Support cradles for the wires crossing the factory are falling down. This is what it might have looked like if a new Ford descended in the elevator with its headlights on. As seen from the Mississippi side–the opposite portal faces the sand mine. Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860. The sun shining through one of the buildings; everything was overgrown. The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background. On this production line, the office was elevated far above the floor. A bumper sticker with the usual tagline. Note the detail on the radiator! I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history. In the middle of Electric Steel, dust collector vents cross-cross out of sight.