A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive.
Rivets are sexy, and this old machine has more than a fair share.
Captured bolts for a pressure cooker on an industrial scale.
This seemed to be the newest building on the property.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
Either the company was pulling parts from this evaporator to use as parts for other plants, or the last thing the workers did was to get this machine ready for the next campaign. Either way, plans changed.
Where equipment was scrapped.
One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion.
I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history.