The city has taken steps to prevent the curious and the desperate from going into the elevators, including piling rocks against the doors and windows.
When boiling beet juice accidentally spills from the gas-fired tanks two feet away, you better be wearing some of these, or bye-bye legs.
One of the last times I saw the skyway standing. ADM’s Meal Elevator is in the distance.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
Books in nooks and not getting a look… about the crook with hooks that cooks.
Everything had to be tested before being sent to the front lines. Here’s where smaller ammunition would be test-fired. I was able to dig up several misfired rounds. Now they live in my collection of oddities.
The old way to get to the elevator from the mill.
This skyway, built to help seal off two parts of the complex during an out of control fire, was probably too rotten to burn by the time I saw it.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.