Panel Overload The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: control-panels, control-rooms, green, left-behind, lights, panoramas, peeling-paint... Peering through the glass in the Hoist Operator’s cab, stained with graffiti. The cable and reels can be seen through the glass… these are now gone. A leftover swatch remembers the last fabric sewn here. A chalkboard that hasn’t been changed in my lifetime. Not something I expected to find in this engine room closet. Water turned the taconite powder into a rusty, slippery paste… everywhere the water pooled up, doubling the beauty from certain special angles. Inside a guard shack. On the desk of an optometrist’s office. The surgical suite was flooding. This is the real reason I slept in the top of the power plant that summer night; not for the storm, but for the sunrise. Almost everything visible here is abandoned. In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.