Ducking the steam lines overhead between the mixers and compressors, a water tower says “good morning,” right past the slack power lines. This is the sleepy uptown of the war city.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
Mold creeps up the walls of the offices that housed the Closing Team of the TCRC – Twin Cities Research Center – as water damage pulls ceiling tiles down.
This sawtooth roof collapsed months later under the weight of an early snow.
This tree caught my eye. Note the bench swing near it. Portra 160.
This dock goes between loading bays (see glass brick walls) and the railroad.
Expanding foam provides some textural contrast to the wood floors, worn smooth over a century. This building dates to the 1890s and was built as the coffin plant.
On the extended engine bay…
The first floor hallway between conference rooms and the diesel lab at the center of the facility