Kurth- Conveyor Chutes Chutes connect the bottoms of the silos to a conveyor belt. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, chutes, pipes... Old conveyor belts are draped over the sides of the ore chutes to cut down on the noise and wear of the dumping trains. Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos. In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse. These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door. The King Elevator is connected by a manlift and this spiral staircase. The manlift was down–can you believe it? Note the cool turns in the vertical railings. Arista 100 on 120. This building had no identity issues. My chief regret was not spending more time documenting the ghost signs around the complex. Aluminum spools replaced their wooden counterparts, later in the factory’s history. Part of the decommissioned plant was used by the Air Force for virtual bombing runs. This is the guard shack for the radar station. The factory was utterly vertical.