A floating spiral staircase, one of two, that link the foyer with the lounge and balcony level. Now the balcony level is a small second stage. A panoramic view of Split Rock LIghthouse wraps around the bannisters.
A dead work truck rusts near an outbuilding. Everything is marked with a code. Modernity.
The holes were for men to poke reluctant ore with long poles, with the hope that a lucky jab would let the load slide down into the boat below. Now they’re just traps.
A row of security lights line the roof of the power station.
Mushroom pillars hold up the dreams of so many, the profits of so few.
Just a couple guys enjoying an industrial ruin.
These tubes would bring cement to the top of the plant for storage in the silos.
Demolition crews got a taste of this 5-story power plant and decided to take a month-long smoke break. Here’s the bite.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.