This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
A caustic tank in one of the unremodeled brewhouse backrooms.
The copula stacks were fitted with scrubbers. Making metal is a very polluting activity.
The only thing that signals that this was an office building, rather than another production floor, is the small amount of wood paneling that remains.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
…out of our depth.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
The bottom of the elevator in the new foundry.
The turbine hall sported a beautiful Whiting gantry crane.