The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.
The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.
A nice view of the aurora borealis (“Northern Lights”) strong enough to outshine the industrial lighting at the power plant. The lights in the foreground direct ships discharging coal for the station.
East Elevation of the Depot. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.
The barracks are being reclaimed by nature.
This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex.
A facade that tells the story of demolition and neglect. The sign on the garage door indicates that if one finds themselves there, that they enter the buildings at their own risk. If only property owners in the US took this philosophy!
The left tunnel goes to the opposite side of the car elevator seen on the right. There was a time when Fords were shipped by barge on the Mississippi. This freight elevator brought them from the assembly floor to river level. A separate elevator was for moving men and silica up and down.