Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
To run new gutters through the building, some of the plaster walls of the Chateau had to be smashed through.
Looking above the altar.
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
Atop Elevator ‘M’, formerly Cargill ‘O’.
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.
The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up.