Drop-Dead Hoist-House Hanging over the crane cab, looking over at the trane-sized doors below. The steel beam tracing the left wall is the support for the gantry crane this photo was taken from. Similar Images ...based on the tags: glass-block, graffiti, heights, staircases... A me-sized hole in the half-demolished skyway looks about a story down to the ground. Step lightly. Arista 100. This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace. “What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash. A nice view of the aurora borealis (“Northern Lights”) strong enough to outshine the industrial lighting at the power plant. The lights in the foreground direct ships discharging coal for the station. A dead belt-o-vator. This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack. A close-up look at the distressed, but beautiful, staircase in the brewhouse. Before it was demolished, there was one good staircase the led to the middle of the dock. Trees grew from it. Cauterized wounds on the factory floor, where the middle of the newer mill opens up to allow massive equipment. Now the pipes are cut and the equipment is gone.