Spherical Tank This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack. Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, gasometers, rusty, squares, staircases, tanks... Before the clouds broke, I snapped this profile of the dumping control room and its spiral staircase. These are the colors that I dream in. The classic Solvay shot. Everyone has it. 2005. This is very likely the oldest image I have on the website; I took this in the early 2000s with my first camera when I was new to the hobby. I still like it quite a lot. Soft rain on Vulcan’s ashy pyre… Both of these peaks are dead volcanos, too hard to be totally washed away by storms. As a result, they seem to rise dramatically from the flat valley. A collapsing and unstable building. An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like. Holes were cut into the floor to extract equipment from the basements. it was interesting to see the I-beams extending through all the levels of Studebaker. Where workers would sign documents and collect their pay. Identical warehouses seem a little newer than the rest of the plant. I suspect these were added in the mid-1950s for the Korean War, during which about 200 buildings were added to the complex.