Trees Conceal the Lowest Floor When I looked out of the old mill, I couldn’t help but wonder what the hell was holding it all up. Similar Images ...based on the tags: collapsing, heights, overgrown, shadows, what-is-holding-this-up, windows... An old name for an older elevator, as seen from an abandoned rail spur. Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured. The power lines follow the street, down to the mineshaft. Everything revolved around the mine, it seemed. A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. The American Victory next to M, seen late at night. Looking out of the “back door”, where equipment could be lifted into the factory with a crane. The bottom of the coal conveyor can be seen outside. Paperwork litters the floors of the zinc mine offices. In the mountainside are a number of air shafts, indicating where the tunnels traced under the rocky surface. This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.