Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
Note the rails in the floor that guided cars to the coating line, the side of which is lined with the windows in the center of the image.
Colors of the boiler room.
A quick vertical panorama taken on my back at the sweet spot of a great summer sunset. On the skylight is the torch-cut catwalk that used to link the outside of the smokestacks that vented the cupolas.
The top of the giant arched windows facing the Mississippi and the swing bridge.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.
Whoever did this: good job. You get it.
A morning shower made the plant’s metal siding shake… probably nothing, though, compared to when the furnaces were blasting. The objects on the ground are molten ore containers.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.