Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
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.
The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana.
Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it.
To get more light into the wards, the building was narrow and had angular rooms, often staff space, perpendicular to the main hallway.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
My guess is that the Capitol Hotel closed and Adler bought up some of their equipment.
Smashed TVs and stone foundations in a former common room in the basement.
The gothic landing between balcony and classroom level and the ground floor.