Standing between pockets 1 and 2. You brought hearing protection, right?
Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths.
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.
When you’re incoming’s piling up with paint chips, what’s one to do? Call in a sick?
An elevator to bring big somethings into the basement, it seemed. Nearby were the plant firetrucks, still ready to go. I hope they were saved.
In the upper left of the image you can see where the gas tanks used to be, along with the concentration equipment. Along the bottom you can also see some of the many railroad tracks coming and going from the plant–the ones visible here were incoming tracks that carried in hard coal from the eastern US.
Squinting from the top floor through the skyway, one can feel small, like they’re in a heavy industrial dollhouse.
A look upriver at the crane of the Port of Detroit, quiet for the night, and the Ambassador Bridge, always humming with Canadian traffic. Downtown Detroit is beautiful, if nobody told you.
Gary Methodist was a filmset for Transformers 3 in 2010.