Looking out upon Mill City through the lens of FLOUR, highlighted in pink and low clouds. This sign has recently been converted into LED lighting.
The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital.
In the quality assurance labs there is a old safe.
Demolition about 50% complete.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats.
Chester Creek, where it was forced to dip below the circa-1970s I-35 tunnels.