Knowing that a tornado just passed nearby is less distressing when you’re surrounded by nuclear-attack-hardened buildings.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
An exit from the concourse.
Originally, this part of the dock was reserved for the weather station.
Looking out of the elevators. Canada Malting, Vitera A and Vitera B in the background.
This door used to open at river level, but it has since been built up and sealed with a steel grate. Still, the original doors (with original paint?) stand in the same place. Once they opened to the fresh air, now they are permanently sealed in the tunnels. This is the official entrance for inspecting the mine, hence fiber optic and ladder. Shortly after the plant was demolished, this entire area was resealed and alarmed.
The powerplant was roughly in the middle of the rail works.
A warped mirror in the rock crusher at the rear of the complex.
My first night on Minneapolis’ Lighthouse–now an old picture and distant memory… I still remember the exhilaration and the view of the city off one edge of the roof and the Mississippi River over the other.