One of thousands in the complex. Part of a series of photographs where I capture the number “13” in industrial settings.
These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
When boiling beet juice accidentally spills from the gas-fired tanks two feet away, you better be wearing some of these, or bye-bye legs.
This is what it might have looked like if a new Ford descended in the elevator with its headlights on. As seen from the Mississippi side–the opposite portal faces the sand mine.
The only good shot I have of the top of Battery A, in the upper left. Though it seemed to have been disused before its neighbor it had a lot less growth on it.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it’s not exactly running out…
The top floor of the Meal Storage Elevator.
Chester Creek’s lower sections change, demarking decades of change for Superior Street.