Looking through skylights of the payroll office toward the Cheratte No.1’s tower. This is where workers would wait in line to receive pay, surrounded by the mine workings.
A switchboard to control the flow of electricity into the plant from the city and generators.
These stairs connected some small main-level offices with one of the main sewing rooms above. Because the roof on this building was strong, it was pretty well preserved–look at those colors. Through the open fire door on the left, though, you can see that the roof has given out.
Noontime light, long criticized for the boring shadows it grants photographers, comes into its own sometimes.
Watching the sun set behind downtown Detroit is my favorite memory from the building.
Not a part of the Foundry, but the Enclosed Body Building. The rebar welded over the windows and the rust patterns with the lighting makes this geometric photos one of my favorites from the year.
The bricks routinely fell from the walls, like seeds falling from trees. On a smaller scale, new walls grew from the floors.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
On the top floor of one of the old wards, the slanted roofline makes the this group room more claustrophobic. Portra 160.