The King Elevator is connected by a manlift and this spiral staircase. The manlift was down–can you believe it? Note the cool turns in the vertical railings. Arista 100 on 120.
Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
Looking out across the elevator row from Portland Huron’s roof. Don’t you love the color of the sky?
The Western Elevator’s old moniker looks over Fort William (the neighborhood). Snow falls over Mount McKay in the background. This elevator is still active… the only active elevator in Fort William proper.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.
The roof could be vented when locomotives were running inside.
In the distance, a semi truck kicks up fresh rain from the highway. As seen from the top of the steel blast door.
That floor isn’t dirt–it’s old rotting grain that’s formed into a sort of moldy mud.