Ground Floor The bottom of the elevator which seemed too modern for the building. The top of the elevator opens into open air, as the second floor has long since collapsed. Similar Images ...based on the tags: basements, dark, dirty, doors, elevators, orange, yellow... This wide skyway connected two of the inner factory buildings, where parts would have to be transported to keep the operation moving, which is why it is much wider than other bridges in the plant. A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive. One level below where the cotton was nitrated, the fumes must have been powerful. This floor had several massive ventilation fans in its walls. While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine. Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers? Each patient had a card of record that reported major events. Births, changes in diagnosis, and for some, death. Sunrise over Mill Hell, and all of Kurth’s various skyways. The elevators in the foreground date to the mid-1920s, Electric Steel is behind and is a little earlier than that. A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill. Mold creeps up the walls of the offices that housed the Closing Team of the TCRC – Twin Cities Research Center – as water damage pulls ceiling tiles down.