The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
In the upper left of the image you can see where the gas tanks used to be, along with the concentration equipment. Along the bottom you can also see some of the many railroad tracks coming and going from the plant–the ones visible here were incoming tracks that carried in hard coal from the eastern US.
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.
These machines are at least 100 years old.
The neon lighthouse, seen from the top of one of the silos.
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.
‘Consumers Brewery’ set in the brewhouse staircase.
A long exposure under the trestle-like approach to the dock, under which trains still pass regularly.
At the top of the elevator was a distribution room to direct the grain onto conveyor belts below.