The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
…when injection molding was the new thing that everyone was experimenting with.
There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
A super-shallow depth of field shot on the Leica Summilux.
A heavy steel device locks the anchor up.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
The old truck scale sits in the middle of what was Nettleton Avenue Slip.
From the street, it’s clear that almost every window and door had boards over it, but not every building had a roof. Silly priorities.