Last Staircase This was not always the top of the elevator. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: demolition, roofless, shadows, staircases, wooden... Ben The pitch of the roof is more typical for areas with lots of snow—not the border of Ohio and Kentucky. So, I assume this roofline accommodated some equipment inside for trains—note the tracks. A tunnel between the outside gate and the courtyard shared by the barracks. The roof of the elevator was partly lit naturally with six big skylights. The less electricity pumped into a grain elevator, the less chance of a grain dust explosion. The water tower no doubt made good scrap after it hit the ground. After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed. The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos. Someone had helped themselves to one of the safety posters before my visit. From bottom to top: The demolished Dock 3, the abandoned Dock 4, and the active BNSF Taconite Dock.