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…
The chapel (left) and surgical suite (straight on) move in an out of view as fog rolls up from the St. Louis River valley.
Shells of mixing buildings.
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.
If there was a problem with the conveyor belt, the grain would go out these chutes.
When block glass shatters, it looks like ice.
Between the ice chute and the back of the north section of the cellars, a little pillar shows where a room used to be. The ceiling’s disintegration has since filled the space, which seems to be the last point of expansion in the cave–this was last carved in the mid-1840s.
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.