That floor isn’t dirt–it’s old rotting grain that’s formed into a sort of moldy mud.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
The smokestack for the sintering plant included a big blower room, to launch the fumes into the atmosphere and away from the town. What could go wrong?
A long exposure panorama of Electric Steel and Kurth from the roof of Russell Miller B, days before it was demolished.
From the catwalks below the hoisting motor in Shaft No. 1.
One of my favorite signs, informing workers about to descend into the open-top grain bins about basic procedures. This was in ADM-Annex 1 (connected to the cleaning house via skyway), so it will never be seen again, unless the sign lands luckily when the elevator is demolished.
A sunset shot of the Western Cable Railroad depot in the middle of the Lemp brewery complex, with the malting house in the background. Western used to have an exclusive shipping contract with Lemp.
A typical stretch of the assembly line.
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.