Kurth Malting- Mill City Fork Sunrise over Mill Hell, and all of Kurth’s various skyways. The elevators in the foreground date to the mid-1920s, Electric Steel is behind and is a little earlier than that. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: chutes, clouds, heights, rooftops, silos, skyways, sunrises, yellow... “Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian. Was the last job of this hook to lift the remaining equipment out of the hoist hall? The control boards, giant electric motors and transformers? I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history. There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions. Scrappers infamously gutted the factory, but this one green conduit going from the sintering floor all the way to ground level seems to have been spared. For years, the Ford was docked next to the former Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad anthracite coal dock. An abandoned house at Tilston, MB. Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal. Looking out from what little remains of the second floor at the poor house, which was in terrible condition. No roof and no floors. Soon to be ruins.