Sunrise over Mill Hell, and all of Kurth’s various skyways. The elevators in the foreground date to the mid-1920s, Electric Steel is behind and is a little earlier than that.
The side of a launcher, with outbuildings in the background. You can see the tracks where the roof would open before launch.
I wonder how sheltered workers on this mid-level catwalk that follows the ore chutes is in storms. Note the chunks of concrete stuck in the catwalk grates–the pockets (right) are falling apart.
Looking up the rock house.
I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex.
Transfer Elevator, Built 1916
Looking up from the train shed. The building was consistently crumbling and I wish I had worn a hard hat in this area.
The Cross of Loraine served as the international symbol of tuberculosis; it was traditional to find these on sanatorium smokestacks like this, which was part of the old steam plant, behind the Refractory.
The ‘working’ part of the furnaces are about a story above ground level, so the catwalks snake above the tree line.