Zug Island is a US Steel plant just south of Detroit, and it really lights up the skyline.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed.
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
Every floor of the main hospital buildings had its own bathrooms. They often make obvious the fact that these buildings were intentionally built as permanent structures. Even a century after they were built, and several decades of total neglect, they were in fabulous condition.
This load of lime seems to have been left right where it was loaded.
Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry.
In the ward for the criminally insane, this door was the most-worn. Nail scratches mark the area around the peep hole, the wood is gouged everywhere from thrown chairs and hard kicks, and a ominous blood-colored stain is visible where it dripped in the second inset from the bottom. Aside from the damage, the coloring in this section was very vibrant, though it was probably little reprieve for those who had to work here.
Harris Machinery rests under snow on the left. Two explorers enjoy the view.