Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal.
Superior Street, as seen from the roof of the Temple Opera Block. Below is one of the sealed sidewalk elevator hatches.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch,” said the ground. “I know,” I replied.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
I assume this sign used to sit near the highway that snakes around the mine and town.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
Fluorescent lights peel back from the walls like caterpillars, rearing up and away from the glare of the sunflower-fans.
Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard.
For some time, tugboats were stored next to the elevator.