Tube Sky I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below… Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, hazy, heights, overgrown, smokestacks, towers... From left to right: shaft building, headframe, rock house, hoist house. Looking through the washer that is the first stop for the dredgings. Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides. The gear seems to have fallen the height of the power station and shattered. I wonder what it sounded like… Near the old slag dump there are the remains of the pouring buckets that received the molten steel from the US Steel blast furnaces, filled to the brim with pig iron. They must be incredibly heavy! An orphan culvert and camper, both tossed aside where nobody that will see will care. Scrappers infamously gutted the factory, but this one green conduit going from the sintering floor all the way to ground level seems to have been spared. Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area. I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history.