No wonder the factory shut down; everyone was scheduled to work 9 to 5 and the clock’s broken! (In all seriousness, this is/used to be a beautiful timepiece, especially for a utilitarian factory like this.
I did not take the escape ladder to the surface, but I am told it pops up in the middle of a hill next to the missile silo doors.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
Originally, this part of the dock was reserved for the weather station.
It was as noisy then as it is colorful now…
From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below.
The rust garden’s brick centerpiece contrasts the muted winter Kentucky palette.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”
This part of the workhouse was sheathed in fiberglass, but now you can see its insides from a mile away.