As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.
In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse.
One level below where the cotton was nitrated, the fumes must have been powerful. This floor had several massive ventilation fans in its walls.
Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry.
Looking from abandoned to active. The end of Dock 6 often has a crane and some shacks on it, as the chutes aren’t used anymore. Instead, conveyors are installed on the land-side of the dock that fill docked vessels, making the end of the dock little more than a breakwater and a place to park repair and recovery equipment.
When it became “Hyde Park Hospital”, this portico was added onto the front.
My favorite shot of the 17-story Art Deco office tower attached to the train station.
A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.