Most of the control panels were faceless. No doubt, they were parted out to keep other sugar mills alive.
Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
Beautiful belt wheels above the grain cribs. Getting to the spot where this was taken is now impossible, and I don’t know whether these remain or not anymore.
The side stairs were worn smooth by use.
A little sun and a little moisture sprouted this grass in the middle of the steel silos, in the midst of Minneapolis’ “graffiti graveyard”. Two images of time: nature growing through industry and rust dissolving old art in the elements.
Old parts catalogs litter the floor. The office overlooks empty shelves. Graffiti glue peeling paint in place.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
The quality assurance labs were no doubt a busy place.