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.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
This elevator came crashing down, perhaps from the topmost floor. I wonder what it sounded like.
When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another.
Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
I’ve written it before, but I like observing the way buildings change in terms of new windows, bricked up doors, and so on, and thinking of how their forms change to reflect the work inside of them.
The spectacular, if precarious, view of downtown Minneapolis from the roof of ADM Annex 4. Note the great messages left by various graffiti artists who made it to the spot.
A fireproof room in the basement, perhaps for ammunition storage at one time.
Between all of the buildings was dense growth, especially vines.