Looking out of the demolished skyway. Note the big hole in the floor. The lens is too wide to keep my foot out of it… I’m hanging in the superstructure that I climbed to make this photo.
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.
ADM-Delmar #1- Maintainance Department. The stainless steel bits are part of the grain dryer added in the 1940s. The workhouse itself (the larger tower) was a dedicated Cleaning House, meaning that grain passed through both these buildings to be rid of dust, dirt and extra moisture before storage. In the foreground is the old ADM locker room and pipe department.
On the ground floor of the main factory there seems to be only one chair left.
Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
A photo from the early 2000s before the conveyors were scrapped.
When ‘men’ meant ‘worker’.
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.