Fake Fact: The term ‘stovetop hat’ was coined by Island Station’s architect while trying to explain why he wanted to put the steel chimney on the station. ‘Live Here’ was part of the advertising when the building was host to artist lofts. They weren’t kidding.
I wanted to see the third floor to get a better view, but the third floor had already been demolished. The old walls had cascaded down the staircases. This building is gone, now, as you can expect.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…
A 24-hour clock that reeks of the 1970s. A ladder stenciled “LTV”–the failed steel company that built this dock. There is more, if you look closer.
A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn’t even have boards on it anymore.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
Below the factory floor is a network of hallways and tunnels, all flooded with water.
After a little rain, the roof took on the color of the bright pink letters.
I love these heavy rolling doors in the old tobacco processing building.