Noontime light, long criticized for the boring shadows it grants photographers, comes into its own sometimes.
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.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.
Dora, the pagan god of urban explorers, stood little chance off Alfred Street.
In the upper left of the image you can see where the gas tanks used to be, along with the concentration equipment. Along the bottom you can also see some of the many railroad tracks coming and going from the plant–the ones visible here were incoming tracks that carried in hard coal from the eastern US.
I like this picture because it shows some of the only unbroken windows at Packard.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.