A heavy steel rail door to help funnel explosions upward, rather than outward.
This bay would host boxcars as workers would fill them with the fruits of the factory.
A passing cloud almost looks like a puff of smoke from the trimmed smokestack of Consolidated D. In the lower corner you can see a little Stonehenge that someone with a sense of humor and heavy equipment built.
It will be a good harvest.
This was taken before the top of the docks really started to rot-out; now this stretch past the crane is distinctly unsafe to cross. Still, you can’t beat the view of Dock #2 winding into the distance, where the approach is chopped-off before the yard used to extend.
Ready for some science? Strap-in and get your goggles.
The basements of the barracks were often stone and brick, and many of them were connected by short tunnels.
Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers?
Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard.