Gopher Ordnance Works, aka the U-Lands, is a landscape where roots and boughs break apart concrete and steel.
“What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash.
Rocket propellant and coolant were stored underground adjacent to the missile silo. This is the hallway that connects the missile area to the propellant area. Walking in this area was nice because the floor was dry.
A huge steel tank, one of several left over, left over from either the Ashland Oil or Allied Chemical periods.
The spectacular, if precarious, view of downtown Minneapolis from the roof of ADM Annex 4. Note the great messages left by various graffiti artists who made it to the spot.
Looking out of the boarded windows in the Great Western Sugar office.
I can confirm the existence of the long-rumored Federal Rectangle Research Institute labs.
Miscellaneous math and strange instructions remain all across the shipment section walls. Sadly, this section likely fell into disrepair before the others.
Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.