A heavy steel rail door to help funnel explosions upward, rather than outward.
Gloves hang in the basement of the former quality assurance labs.
This is one of the biggest warps I’ve ever found in a wooden factory floor hasn’t broken yet. When you stand on it, it make a very loud popping sound as the boards shift. The poster on the pillar near the left side of the frame advertises recreational boating, presumably to the factory workers who left this floor in the early 1980s.
The ice reflects the blue sky on the rust. The sunset blasts through the concrete pillars holding it all up.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
It’s a straight view from the projection booth to the stage, but hell of a walk. At a fast pace, I think it would take 10 minutes to walk from this spot to the chair. Behind the curtains is a big white screen, so the theatre could be used for either stagework or moving pictures. The two projectors are set up for 3D movies right now–hence the little switch below the window–a Polaroid 3D synchronizer. Cool, huh?
One of the clusters of elevators. Doors would open on both sides so that vehicles could be moved through them if necessary. There is only one set of stairs in the whole building.
Offices above the labs. Note all the air handling equipment. I love the utilitarian design.
A photo from my first trip, although very little has changed in this area of the building except for the level of graffiti. I love skylights, don’t you?