A Staircase Without Stairs; A Floor Without Flooring I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history. Similar Images ...based on the tags: floorless, heights, holes-of-death, isthishowidie, shadows, spiral-staircases, yellow... The fire exit for the house, added when the church took possession. A damaged roof channeled rain onto the adobe walls, cutting them in half. In the distance, a preserved house and the ruins of the Colmor School. A splash of pink across an otherwise boring sign caught my eye in the old elevator. The hoist room, before it was used for storage. Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse. These concrete blocks were formed to be solid mounts for machinery. All the metal was scrapped in the late 1990s, leaving these modern ruins. Seagulls love them. One thing that made the Eagle Mine unique is the underground mill, left of this picture. As the rocks moved down the mill, they would be turned into finer and finer powder. Call me angsty, but I like it. Found in the Auxiliary Hospital. The dock is still lit at night and it casts shadows over the rust-welded ore doors.