There were three main stockhouses, two of which still exist, that are filled with tanks like these in addition to Fermentation. Each tank is the size of the city bus and few are left after the 2008-2009 scrapings.
When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another.
Some local kids were having a fire extinguisher fight when I walked into the lab one day.
The BOMARC launch buildings are spaced on a large concrete pad that looks like a parking lot. Out of view are underground pipes for fueling and cooling the rocket motors.
Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
So much relies on one thing stacked on top of another thing.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
Ryan, as seen from the crane ladder.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.