Silent Switchboards A half acre of switchboards and switches, circuit breakers and generators. Modern. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: hazy, switches... Two versions of Detroit. One where buildings stand tall and proud, and one where they wilt under the sun. It’s an amazing juxtaposition. Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard. The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery. A shot of Longmont from the highway. Fuji 35mm. The secret sweet-yet-salty center of the nameless factoryscape. Home base, tuned to rule the AC and turn out Product X at record rates, I’m sure. Paperwork litters the floors of the zinc mine offices. The mill was powered, in part, by water flowing through turbines under it. After the flow worked the industrial heart of the flour mill, it was exit to the Mississippi here. Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005. While the last of the Studebaker production buildings were being demolished, I visited again. Here’s a shot taken shortly after the demolition crew left for the day.