The same view in 2007. Superior, WI, some have said, is a suburb of Duluth, MN. It’s more like a sub-suburb, I would argue. It’s the industrial district that is technically in another state, one that sells beer on Sundays. Perspective is looking out of the mostly-disassembled larger (newer) elevator.
Looking across at the Cargill elevator.
One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.
The old men’s ward is an example of what the hospital resembled before part of the complex was modernized. Small rooms, light switches outside the door, small observation windows set into heavy wood. If you ask me, though, the tile work across the floors is the most spectacular.
A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background.
An alarm panel in the powerpplant, now demolished.
On the left are rows of dayrooms; on the right is one of two long hallways which connect the two halves of the hospital. The large, center section of the hallway would fit chairs for patients to look out on the gardens. They called it a conservatory. This hallway would be as close as some patients would get to nature.
Between all of the buildings was dense growth, especially vines.
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.