As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.”
In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.
Like looking out of an airship.
The old movie theatre sign was sitting right inside the sealed front doors.
This dock goes between loading bays (see glass brick walls) and the railroad.
I don’t think we’re anywhere near maximum pressure anymore.
Often the quickest way to move between buildings was to take the roof. The inside of the complex was so maze-like, I don’t know how I would have found my way around.
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.
A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.