Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
I like to imagine this as fountain.
The long control room overlooks giant caps where equipment was removed long ago.
Leather shoes in a supply closet. They seem to me men’s shoes.
Smashed TVs and stone foundations in a former common room in the basement.
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
The final ball mill in the Chain O’ Mines concentrator. Behind it was a bucket of steel balls.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
This elevator was built in 1922 and was used until the passing rails were removed in the mid-1970s.