One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.
The most pointless, beautiful and nuclear-bomb-proof catwalk I’ve been on to date. It goes between two high levels in its own bottom-lit concrete capsule in the center of the tallest, thickest building. Hang on, we’re riding this one out.
One of the most beautiful exterior features of the hospital are these turret vents, highly stylized and beautiful to behold.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
…out of our depth.
A view of the hallway outside of the auditorium.
A midwestern jungle surrounds the meat packing plant.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
Pipes to channel nitrose (think nitro glycerine) infused acid through the building.