Pilot House Pride “What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash. Similar Images ...based on the tags: antennae, light-painted, radar, rusty, staircases, vignettes... This building was an office and lounge for engineers. It is also demolished. The classic Solvay shot. Everyone has it. A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen. A handmade sign tracks the progress through the current beet campaign. For this factory, it was about 30 years ago. Perhaps the idea was to pit shifts against each other. This was not always the top of the elevator. A dead work truck rusts near an outbuilding. Everything is marked with a code. Modernity. The overgrown offices serve no one at this former Federal Elevator in Snowflake, MB. It’s never a good sign when the windows are boarded from the inside. An emergency slide to help workers evacuate the blending house in an emergency.