The backdrop has become the pallet for water damage and graffiti.
Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading.
Offices above the labs. Note all the air handling equipment. I love the utilitarian design.
Presumably, in a nuclear blast the antenna would be blown flat and pop back up, allowing communication even after a near-direct hit.
This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
The Barker turning around before it backed into Tac Harbor to unload coal for Minnesota Power.
“Paint the fence,” they said, but I don’t feel like it… who cares, anyway.