Peeling Stair II The seminal architectural feature of the old hospital–the parts built by Illinois Central Railroad–was this staircase. Wide and graceful, adorned with paint chips and fire extinguishers, and leading from offices to surgical suites to the cafeteria. Similar Images ...based on the tags: glass-block, staircases, windows, yellow... Energy conserving window plastic does no good when the doors are all open and the heat’s off. Cauterized wounds on the factory floor, where the middle of the newer mill opens up to allow massive equipment. Now the pipes are cut and the equipment is gone. Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area. Algae grows where water flows/From the sawtooth roof/To the mines below/The sun climbs high/But is in no one’s eyes/A wall alone crumbles/It was no suprise 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. Sprouts of life in center of a smashed glass block. Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos. Sawdust is the most classic of insulation materials. Looking from one workhouse at another, with the other residents of Mill Hell falling into place as the distance grows. Across the rail yard you can see Froedert Malt elevator and Calumet.