Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
The left building is active, the right building is not, though both were built as Wilson Bros buildings. The skyway was rough, inside and out, but I liked the small gate in the bottom of it–it reminded me of a castle. Skyways like these were a fireproofing measure.
Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
A typical room in the barracks, reinforced from mortars and light shelling, possibly.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
Looking toward downtown, one is reminded that when Stahlmann built here in 1855 that it was on the very edge of the city.
I can confirm the existence of the long-rumored Federal Rectangle Research Institute labs.
I wonder how sheltered workers on this mid-level catwalk that follows the ore chutes is in storms. Note the chunks of concrete stuck in the catwalk grates–the pockets (right) are falling apart.